WOODSTOCK REMEMBERS

SERVICE RECORD

Names
Surname
BALLARD
Forname(s)
Godfrey Adolphus
Birthplace
Woodstock summer 1895 11th July. Baptism not listed at Woodstock
Family
Parents
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
Siblings
Godfrey was the eldest son of 5 children.
Godfrey had a sister Cecily Ruth, 3 siblings died shortly after birth. (1911 census)
Address(es)
Cromwell’s House, Woodstock A former chantry property rebuilt on its broad medieval plot in 1569. Divided in the 18th Century.
Occupation
Godfrey went to the City of Oxford High School for Boys in George Street. The Witney Terriers all joined up in 1914 and became part of 4th Bn Ox & Bucks LI.
Membership of the University Contingent of the Officers' Training Corps prior to 1915 (commenced service Ist Chelmsford.
Service

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Number:

Regiment: 23rd (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment.

Death
Listed missing September 1915 (P.Mag Nov 1915) Killed in action 27th September 1915 Battle of Loos aged 20
Burial
Commonwealth War Grave/Memorial Loos Memorial Panel 130-135. Total identified casualties 20639

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Godfrey Ballard and Family History

Researched by: Alice Hipkiss
Photograph of family members courtesy of the Ballard family, and Anne Scicluna. Photograph of plaque courtesy of the Methodist Church, Woodstock. Photograph of Cromwell House taken by Joanne Onions
http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Oxfordshire/Woodstock.html
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
and here:
https://www.wesleysoxford.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Ballard-Godfrey-Adolphus-2nd-Lieutenant-WEB-PDF-version.pdf