700758 Gunner James Ingham.

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330th (2nd East Lancashire) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.

Killed in action 21 March 1918.

Son of Fred and Martha Jane Ingham and wife of Isobella Ingham, of 3, Colin Street, Burnley, Lancashire.

The Burnley Express reported: -


Although he was posted as missing on March 21st, last year, not until this week has official news been received that Gunner James Ingham, (700758), R.F.A., is presumed to have been killed on this date. The sad news has reached his wife, who, with her 17 month old baby her husband never saw, resides at 119, Nairne Street. Gunner Ingham joined the artillery in April, 1915, and went to France in February 1917. Formerly he was a weaver at Messrs. Simpson and Baldwin's Mill, and was closely identified with Howard Street Primative Methodist Church and School where a memorial service is to be held tomorrow. It is interesting to note that the dead mans father, Private Fred Ingham, has been on service in Egypt for three and a half years, and there is a second son, Private Leo Ingham, in France at the present time. Both father and son are engaged in prisoner of war guard duties. Gunner Ingham was an enthusiastic sportsman, and earned a name for himself as a left hand bowler in the Burnley Sunday School Cricket League. He was with the 330th Brigade, R.F.A.

His father was 358931 Private Frederick Ingham of the Army Service Corps. His younger brother was 39312 Private Leo Ingham, 24th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Both are shown as living at 3, Colin Streeet, Burnley, Lancashire.

Ccommemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, France.