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BOLL / BALL – William 8th Regiment

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8th Regiment
NameBOLL / BALL – William
Regiment (s) 8th Regiment
Regiment Number (s)  833
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
14th January 1831 / 18 years / Belfast Antrim Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Fair / Hazel / Red / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 6 years 7 days
North America – 2 years 239 days
East Indies – 5 years 92 days
Length of Service21 years 119 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25th May 1852 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Ballymena Antrim Ireland
Pension Districts1852 Ballymena
1855-1856 Western Australia
1857-1878 South Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th April 1855 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ADELAIDE 18th July 1855
Date/Place of Birthc1813 Connor Ballymena Antrim Ireland
Date/Place of Baptism17th November 1816 St Anne’s Antrim Ireland
Date/Place of Birth
BALL Henry
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
1856 to South Australia
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationHenry’s surname was spelt Boll while in the military but seems to have become Ball in Australia.
When first medically examined William Boll was reported as ineligible for service in the 8th regiment due to deformity and bodily weakness, however when re-examined at Manchester the Medical board found he was fit for service although he had one shoulder higher than the other which gave him “ …a very awkward and deformed appearance…”
British Army, Worldwide Index
1841 William Boll 833 location Halifax Nova Scotia
1851 William boll 833 location Deesa (camp) India
Discharge: Due to hepatic disease and chronic rheumatism making him unfit for service in India
WO22/227 shows still resident South Australia in