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Ball, John Patrick Brooke

John Patrick Brooke Ball, M.R.C.S.; Lieutenant R.A.M.C. The death of Lieut. J. P. Ball at the age of 29 in an air attack is announced. Ball was at school at Eastbourne College and entered Westminster Hospital by way of King’ s College in October, 1932. He qualified M.R.C.S. last year. He took an active part in the athletics of the medical school, where he founded the squash rackets club. He also played Rugby for the hospital and was an enthusiastic yachtsman. The Lancet, 9 November 1940

Lieut. John Patrick Brooke Ball, R.A.M.C., is reported as having been killed on active service abroad- in September. He was the younger son of Major and Mrs. Ball, late of St. Leonards-on-Sea, and qualified M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. in 1939, having been educated at Westminster Hospital. His home was in London. British Medical Journal 9 Oct. 1940


First name(s)John Patrick Brooke
Date of birth17 March 1914
Place of birthPaddington Registration District
Family detailsSon of Major Sidney Charles Ball and Jane Dorothy Mable Ball of Reigate, Surrey
Previous educationEastbourne College
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1932-1935
Dept / courseMedical
QualificationsM.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. 1939
Military unitRoyal Army Medical Corps
Service number106819
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death25/09/1940
Age at death26
Rank at deathLieutenant
Cause of deathDied of wounds
Burial placeGibraltar (North Front) Cemetery
Commemoration(s)King’ s College Chapel; Roll of the Fallen, London University O.T.C & S.T.C
SourcesKing’ s College London Archives, Commonwealth War Graves Commission; The Lancet; British Medical Journal

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