Wilfred Gordon Ball (1911 – 1974)

Wilfred was born in Temora on 27/02/1911.
He married to Doris May Briggs in Parramatta on 10/07/1937. Doris was born on 17/03/1917 in Cannock, Staffordshire, England.

Doris arrived in Australia on 11/09/1921 on board the “Borda” together with her father George Briggs, a boot maker. Doris mother, Cicily Bailey, died in England in 1919. They left London on 07/07/1921.

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​Wilfred and Doris had the following children:

  • Jennifer Ball (1938 – 1938)

  • Geoffrey George Ball (1940 –       )

  • Victor Gorden Ball (1943 –       )

  • Roslyn May Ball (1945 –       )

The marriage between Wilfred and Doris ended in divorce.

Doris married to Jack Warwick in 1963 in Auburn.

Wilfred married in Paddington on 21/05/1949 to Mary Kathleen Hennessy (nee Flynn).

Doris died in Parramatta on 16/01/1969 and is buried at All Saints Parramatta on 18/01/1969.

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Wilfred died in Wollongong on 10/08/1974.

Mary died on 16/02/1980, late of Sanctuary Point and Granville as mentioned in the SMH Death notice. On her headstone is the inscription wife of Bill (most likely Wilfred’s known-by name) & mother of Pat (Patrick John Hennessy, son of her first marriage with M J Hennessy).

Jennifer Ball (1938 – 1938)

Jennifer was (still)born in 1938 in Burwood (registry).

Geoffrey George Ball (1940 – )

Geoffrey was born in 1940.
After the divorce of his parents he was living with his mother in Auburn North in 1963.

Geoffrey married in 1967 in Kings Cross to Patricia Ann Langford.
They have 3 children.

They divorced and in the late 1980’s Geoffrey married to Dianne Gear .

Victor Gordon Ball (1943 – )

Gordon was born in 1943 in Paddington.

He married in 1964 in Parramatta, registration 22664NSW, to Patricia Joan Knight.
This marriage didn’t last long.

Gordon married in about 1970 to Julie Le-Sars (family name is unknown).
They have 2 daughters.

Late 1980’s Gordon moved to Queensland where he married in about 1990 to Doreen.

Roslyn May Ball (1945 – )

Roslyn was born in Paddington in 1945.

She married in 1964 in Parramatta to Noel George Robbinson.
Noel was born in 1942 in Annadale.

They have 4 children, 3 sons and a daughter.