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Albert Ball

7 of 12 portraits on display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery

Albert Ball, by Henry Poole, 1920s - NPG 2277 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Albert Ball

by Henry Poole
bronze statuette, 1920s
23 3/4 in. (603 mm)
Given by the sitter's father, Sir Albert Ball, 1929
Primary Collection
NPG 2277


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  • Albert Ball (1896-1917), Fighter-pilot; recipient of the Victoria Cross. Sitter in 2 portraits.

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Albert Ball was killed in action over enemy territory on 7 May 1917 'fighting gloriously' as the inscription proclaims on the public monument in Nottingham for which this is the model.

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