Adolphus Ballard and Mary Elizabeth (nee Henman)
Adolphus Ballard was Solicitor &
Town Clerk of Woodstock and author of
Chronicles of Woodstock
Adolphus Ballard died just two weeks before Godfrey.
Godfrey's grandfather, also Adolphus, outlived them both. He died in 1918
Godfrey was the eldest son of 5 children.
Godfrey had a sister Cecily Ruth, 3 siblings died shortly after birth. (1911 census)
Membership of the University Contingent of the Officers' Training Corps prior to 1915 (commenced service Ist Chelmsford.
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Regiment: 23rd (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment.
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Ancestry, Photos credit of CWGC. Commonwealth War Grave Commission, Local collection, Woodstock (Parish magazine) Oxfordshire County Museum, Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock,
Local Historian Patricia Crutch. Research page by Liz Woolley, Oxfordshire Local Historian and Author. http://lizwoolley.co.uk/
There are more detailed biographies here, with permission from Alison Butler, Mission and Heritage Officer, Wesley Memorial Church, Oxford
https://www.wesleysoxford.org.uk/people/war-memorial-stories/wesley-memorial-church-war-memorial-stories/godfrey-ballard. Digital photographs Keith Davies