Iball, George

George Iball was the son of Peter and Martha Iball, 2 Washington Grove, Bentley Rd., Doncaster, born at Buckley. Two brothers also died in the war: James in 1916 also in Iraq, and Charles in France in 1916. Charles is also remembered on the Buckley Memorial but James is not.
Peter Iball, the father married twice: (1) Harriet Roberts (2) Martha Thomas. He had 9 children from the two marriages. The family was living at Nant Mawr in 1901 with Peter (coal miner age 57), wife Martha and children Peter, James, Joseph, Isaac, Charles, George, John, Kate. By 1911 Peter the father is living in Mansfield with his daughter Lillian and her husband John Davies – along with Peter, Joseph, Charles, George, John – all listed as coal miners at Sherwood Colliery.

The name Iball appears six times on the Hawkesbury Memorial (Albert, Charles, George, Llewellyn, I. J., and Thomas), plus James is on the Bistre Memorial. Charles, George, and James were brothers, sons of Peter and Martha, living in Doncaster but born in Buckley. Iball is a uniquely Buckley name; in 1881, every one of the 71 people with the Iball name in England, Wales and Scotland lived in Buckley. In statistical terms the number of Iball men who died was about five times greater than would be predicted based on population. This does not count Reuben Stanley, killed in 1918, who was the son of Thomas Stanley and Elizabeth Iball, daughter of William and Phoebe Iball. Albert Iball of Langold, Nottinghamshire and William Harold Iball of Abergavenny were killed in WW2.

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