Captain Albert Ball VC DSO MC
British Air Ace of World War One
Albert Ball was born in Nottingham at 32 Lenton Boulevard on 14 August 1896. His childhood and youth were passed in a house called Sedgley (aka 43 Lenton Road), on the outskirts of the city. He was educated at Trent College from 1909 to 1913. Whilst at this famed establishment he was a member of the Trent College Officers Training Corps (OTC).
1911, Albert (right) with brother Cyril at Trent College
Albert, Lois and Cyril. The siblings of the Ball family