12131 Corporal Fred Ingham.

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6th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry.

Killed in action on the 30 June 1916.

The Blackburn Times reported, Mr. and Mrs. Ingham of 55, Randell Street, Blackburn, last week received official notification of the death of their eldest son, Corporal Fred Ingham, of the Shropshire Light Infantry. He enlisted at the outbreak of war, and was killed on July 1st. In a letter to his parents, his commanding officer writes that "he was killed instantly by a shell. He was a splendid soldier, the latter goes on to say, always cheerful in the most trying of times, and his courage has done much to improve the moral of the younger and less experienced soldiers. As a man he was the best friend I had in the platoon, and when I die, I hope I leave behind as fine a memory as your son as done". He was, before joining, employed at Messrs. Shaw's Brewery.

Buried in the Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium. Aged 23 at the time of his death, he was the son of John and Mary Ann Ingham, of Blackburn.