Matthew Ball is a historian and genealogist based in Sevenoaks, Kent.

Since 2013 Matthew has run an award winning community history project on Sevenoaks in the Great War and now also runs a blog and publishes research on The Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment during the conflict. He also runs the popular Sevenoaks History Hub on facebook

Matthew is passionate about local history and genealogy and has conducted research throughout the UK and abroad. He has also published two books on Sevenoaks during the Great War and is currently researching his next book.

In 2022 Matthew was elected an Associate Fellow of The Royal Historical Society.