Grantham Civic Society remember Captain Ball 100 years after his death

A ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of a former King’s boy took place at the Grantham school on Sunday. The Grantham Civic Society organised the event, not wanting to miss the opportunity to remember Captain Albert Ball VC, who was killed over France on May 7, 1917 at the age of 20 and was awarded the Victoria Cross. He went to King’s School between 1906 and 1907. His parents had sent him to the school and he boarded at 9 Avenue Road. The 100th anniversary was commemorated with a simple ceremony beneath the Civic Society blue plaque that bears his name on the Brook Street wall of the school. Mayor of Grantham Councillor Linda Wootten and Andrew Macrae laid wreaths, while St Wulfram’s Church rector Father Stuart Cradduck gave a blessing. The RAF standard was lowered by standard bearer Alfie Kent from the Royal Air Force Association (RAFA).

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