Captain Albert Ball VC

Captain Albert Ball attended the Grammar school (later renamed The King’s School) in 1906 and 1907. He was a WW1 fighter ace who had been awarded the MC and three DFC’s before finally winning the Victoria Cross. At the time of his death at the age of 20 he was the leading fighter pilot with 44 victories. He was pursued and may have been shot down by Baron Richthofen’s squadron and is buried in France near, where many years later, a school was named in his honour.

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