in Nov .1999 and on 18th sept. 2000,
members of the Fullam family visited their
relations’ gravesites in Flanders and the
Somme. Margaret Desmond nee Fullam our P.R.O.
was on a previous visit. Philip, Tom & Olive
Fullam went on the
Nov 1999 tour. Their granduncle Lance
–Corporal John Ball is buried in Sanctuary
Wood cemetery, where wreaths were laid on the
House cemetery is where Sgt. Philip Ball is
buried, he is their grandfather, which was also
visited and prayers recited and wreaths laid. A
cousin of Sgt. Ball is in the German cemetery at
Annoeullin in the Province of Nord in northern
France between Len and Lille. Philip visited
this grave of Capt. Albert Ball RFC. V.C. DSO.
MC. Russian Order of St. George, Legion
d’Honneur, first triple DSO. in the army.
the 14th Nov. 1999 at a special mass
in the Cathedral in Poperinge Philip read out
from the altar the names of the soldiers from
Bandon who died in W.W.1.
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