We are sad to learn of the passing of Geoff Ball who died on February the 15th 2015 after being unwell for the last 18th months.

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Kingham Hill Boys in the First World War and after

Written by the daughter of William Gilkes and niece of John Gilkes

My father William Gilkes, who was a Havelock School boy at Kingham Hill from December 1904 until about 1914 when he went to the Havelock Home in Woodstock. His brother, John Gilkes also a school member, (They were given the choice of returning to England when World War 1 was declared or they could join the Canadian Army)

They both joined the Canadian Army.