132915 Private Walter Ingham.

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Royal Army Medical Corps, formerly 20931 Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).

Died of pneumonia and bronchitis at Newcastle upon Tyne 19 May 1918.

Buried in Burnley Cemetery.

The Burnley Express of May 1918 reported: -


The funeral took place yesterday, at Burnley Cemetery, of Private Walter Ingham, 132915, of the R.A.M.C., who died at the General Northern Hospital, Newcastle-on-Tyne, on May 19th, from pneumonia and bronchitis, at the age of 22. The deceased soldier expressed the desire to be buried at home, and his parents, who reside at 17, Tunstill Street, acceded to his wishes, although he could have been buried at Newcastle with full military honours. The remains of the deceased, contained in a splendid coffin, arrived in Burnley on Wednesday, his comrades sending two beautiful wreaths, while the chaplain has written a very nice letter dealing with the deceased's Christian character.

Previous to joining the Scottish Rifles on June 1st, 1915, he was employed on the Burnley Tramways. Whilst serving with the Scottish Rifles he was wounded, and being unfit for any further foreign service, he was transferred to the Royal Army Medical Corps. Private Ingham has been out to the front twice. He attended St. Andrew's Church and Schools, and was identified with St. Andrew's Scouts. An elder brother is serving in France with the field ambulance.