Francis Leslie BALL [1896-1966]
I am researching Francis Leslie Ball. He lived at 364, The Peak prior to WWII. He married Frances Mary Trevor-Smith, daug of John Thomas Smith AKA John Trevor-Smith and Marie Emma Barchet (descendant of Stephen Paul Barchet and Johann Georg Bausum - Chinese Missionaries from Germany).
The family immigrated to Australia in May/June 1940 and he returned to finalise business in Hong Kong. We believe he may have worked for Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank as he names the Bank as his forwarding address in travel documents between England and Asia. We know that Burns Philp paid for the trip for the family to come to Australia. We know he started as a Silk Inspector and eventually a Merchant.