31522 Private Lawrence Ingham.

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11th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 12 April 1918.

Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.

He was the son of William James Ingham, of 108, Waterbarn Street, Burnley, Lancashire.

The Burnley Express reported,


Mr. and Mrs. W. Ingham, of 108, Waterbarn Street, on Friday received official notification that their son, Private Lawrence Ingham, 31522, East Lancashire Regiment, had been killed in action on April 12th. He attained his 19th birthday on March 18th, 1918, and was fine young fellow, standing about six feet in height. Joining up on March 10th, 1917, he went out to France on April 1st, last, and had therefore been on active service eleven days when he met his death. His first and only letter home was written on April 7th. The desceased was employed by Mr. Poppleton, window cleaner, and was well known. He was associated with North Street Spiritualist Church. Any information as to how this young soldier met his death will be thankfully received by his family. The soldiers brother in law Gabriel Wilkinson, is now in England suffering from wounds.