29486 Private James William Ingham.

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2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment.

Killed in action 9 April 1917.

James William Ingham was born at Wheatley, Halifax, Yorkshire during September 1898 the son of Walter and Emma Ingham. He had two brothers serving - 65949 Gunner Joseph T. Ingham, Royal Garrison Artillery and Arthur whose regiment I have failed to trace.

The Halifax Courier of 28 April 1917 reported: -


Private J. W. Ingham of the W. R. Regiment, 5, Redcarr Street, Pellon was killed in action on the 9th April. Private Ingham who was only 19 years of age was called to the colours in September last, and went to France in January. Had he lived two days longer he would have met with his brother, for their two regiments met, and it was a shock for the brother to hear that James had given his life. Before enlisting he was employed by Messrs. Whitely, Hanson Lane Mills. At Pellon Church he was held in high esteem, and for many years was a chorister and in the Church Lad's Brigade with whom he reached the rank of sergeant. He was a lad of much promise and his untimely death is widely regretted. It is intended to hold a memorial service on Sunday week in the afternoon.

Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.