32147 Private Fred Sutcliffe Ingham.

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1st Battalion, King's (Shropshire) Light Infantry.

Died of wounds 26 September 1917.

Buried in the Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

The Nelson and Colne Times and the Nelson Leader, both of 5 October 1917 reported: -

Nelson Sunday School Worker Killed.

A telegram, was received last week-end by Mrs. Ingham of 135, Fir Street, Nelson, informing her that her husband, Private Fred Sutcliffe Ingham, had been seriously wounded, and this week was followed by a letter from a nursing sister stating that Private Ingham had been admitted to No. 7 Casualty Clearing Station on the 26th instance suffering from gun shot wounds to the leg, and that he had died the same night at 9pm. The desceased, who was 35 years of age, was a weaver at Messrs. Edward Dyson and Sons, and also kept a grocers shop at 135, Fir Street. He was an active worker at the Scotland Road, Primitive Methodist Church, and assistant secretary of the Sunday School; he was also a prominent Temperance worker. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ingham of Eleanor Street, and with his parents and bereaved young widow deep sympathy is felt, for Private Ingham was a singularly amiable and kindly disposed young man, a constant Christian worker, and most devoted to his home and church work. He was called to the colours on the 19th September last year, and went out to France the first week of January this year. He met with an accident to his knee which necessitated his removal to hospital, and was there three months in England at Reading Military Hospital. After a ten day furlough at home, which coincided with Nelson holiday week, he went back to the front on July 6th last.

Fred Sutcliffe Ingham was born at Nelson in 1886, the son of Joseph and Sophia Ingham. His age in the newspaper is incorrect as it should read "31 years of age".