38571 Private John William Ingham.

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8th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment.

Killed in action 9 April 1917.

The Halifax Courier of 28 April 1917 reported: -


News came to Mrs. Ingham, of Lower Chisley, Oldtown, near Hebden Bridge, by Sunday morning's post, that her husband John Wm. Ingham, aged 36, of the York and Lancaster Regiment, had been killed in action on April 9th. Before any official intimation was received Private Herbert Heywood, of Pecket Well, had written to his father and mother who got the letter on Saturday morning giving the news of Ingham's death, he added he could have told of the casualty a week before, but did not wish to be the first to convey the sad news. As a matter of fact he was. Private Ingham leaves a widow and a young girl. It was also a sad coincidence that he was killed on the 12th anniversary of his wedding day. A native of Midgely he had settled in Wadsworth, and was employed by Messrs. Hoyle at Acre Mill as a weaver. He responded to the call on October 30th, 1916, crossing to France on the night of Sunday, January 28th, 1917, and completed his training there. It is beleived he had not been in the fighting line more than a couple of days. It may be some consolation to the family, that his captain has written to say that he fell doing his duty as a soldier and a man, and his body has been interred at Transport Farm Cemetery, amongst others of our brave lads. A sympathetic letter has also been received from A. Farrington, Chaplain to the Forces, stating that Ingham was killed instantly and suffered no pain. His body was recovered and buried in the military cemetery and a cross marks his last resting place.

Buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Ypres, Belgium.