S.H. Ballance Commission – 20th Battalion, R.I.R.
The following extract is from The Lisburn Herald, Saturday, September 30 1916.
Second-Lieutenant S.H. Ballance, R.I.R who is the second son of Mr. Henry Ballance, J.P., Eden Lodge, Ballinderry (chairman of the Lisburn Rural Council and member of the County Council), and nephew of the late Hon. John Ballance, Premier of New Zealand. He received his preliminary training with the Cadet Corps of the 19th battalion RIR at Newcastle, County Down, and was then transferred to the 7th Officer Cadet Battalion, being in training with that Corps from Nay to August, 1916, both at the Curragh and Fermoy, County Cork. He has now been gazetted to a commission in the 20th Battalion, R.I.R.