Military Service Recognition Book

31 ONTARIO COMMAND BALL, Frank F. Frank was born on May 20, 1922 in Colborne, Ontario. During World War II, he joined the 3rd Light Anti-aircraft and served in Canada, Holland, England, Germany and Belgium as a Gunner and Dispatcher. After the war, he worked for General Motors of Canada until his retirement. Frank was a member of Capt. Charles Rutherford V.C. Legion Branch 187 before he passed away on September 5, 1996. BALLS, Percy W. Percy was born in 1893 in Barton, England. He served as a Private in the 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles, Saskatchewan Regiment, during World War I. He was reported missing in action on the Ypres Front on June 5, 1916. Percy is remembered with honour on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, in Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. BALLANTYNE, James P. “Jim” Jim was born in 1917 in Hearst, Ontario. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and served as an Able Seaman doing convoy duty on HMCS Iroquois in Canada and the United Kingdom. His ship sank a German submarine but he cannot remember when or where. Jim was discharged in 1945 and received the 1939-45 Star, the Atlantic Star with Clasp, the Defence Medal and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp. Jim was a member of Kapuskasing Legion Branch 85 for more than 40 years before he passed away in September 2003.