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Ball, Spencer



Regimental number: 910856
Battalion / unit at enlistment: 196th Bn
U of S affiliation at enlistment: student
Birth: 30 Jun 1890, Liverpool, England
College Building memorial: Second floor, centre west
Slide number(s): HR-2082, HR-2083

U of S attendance

Entry date College Left - date Left - reason Degree Degree - date Notes
1912 Arts        
1914 Engin 1916 grad B.E. 1916

Military service - attestation

Volunteer/drafted: volunteer
Attestation place: Saskatoon
Attestation date: 28 Feb 1916
Present address: Saskatoon, SK
Occupation: student
Religion: Anglican
Age: 25 years, 8 months
Height (inches): 68.00
Chest expansion (inches): 36.00
Amount of expansion (inches): 5.00

Military service - assignments

Group Type Location First known date Last known date Reason for end of assignment Notes
196th Bn           
11th Field Amb           
Motor Transport            CAMC?
1st Can Cav Bde Sup Col           
5th Can Div Sup Col           


Rank Date Notes
Lieutenant   comm in Imp Army: RoS


Mother: Ball, B
Mother's Address: 99 Bank Rd., Bootle, Liverpool,

Non-military addresses

Address Occupation Earliest date Latest date Source Notes
Liverpool, UK student 1912 1914 U of S Calendar
Saskatoon  student 1914 1916 U of S Calendar
Toronto    1928   1928 list
1928 list = "List of Students who enlisted during the Great War," U of S Archives. The list was completed after F. Underhill went to the University of Toronto in 1927; probably in conjunction with the Memorial Gates. Some of the addresses may be from an earlier date.


National Archives reference: RG 150 Box 395 - 19
College Building list #: 258
Roll of Honour list #: 11
Roll of Service (1928) #: 82
Long List #: 82

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