Killed in action
Grimsby Independent, 27 Jul 1944, p. 1
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Date of Publication
27 Jul 1944
Date Of Event
15 Jul 1944
Personal Name(s)
Ballard, Reginald ; Emm, C.J. ; Hurst, Carman ; Burns, Isobel
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Official notification was received last Friday by Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Emm, Elizabeth Street, that Corp. Reginald G. Ballard, 35, had been killed in action in France on July 15th.

Corp. Ballard had resided with Mr. and Mrs. Emm for 11 years previous to his enlistment in 1939. He was born in England and came to Canada when a lad 15 years of age. He went overseas in 1940. He was a lover of flowers and had specialized in gladioli and had won many awards at the Grimsby Horticultural Society flower shows, on one occasion winning every class in the gladioli division.

In the months when he was not needed on the Emm farm he was a valued employee of the Farrell basket factory where he and Corp. Carman Hurst, whose death in action was reported in these columns last week, worked on the same basket making machine. They enlisted together, trained together and crossed the channel in the Normandy invasion together. Corp. Hurst was reported killed on July 12th, Corp. Ballard on the 15th.

Married since going overseas, Corp. Ballard leaves a wife, the former Isobel Burns and an infant son.

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Killed in action