Henry Walter Ingram

Date of birth: 1890
Place of birth: St. Mary’s, Southampton
Regiment: Hampshire
Battalion: 10th
Rank / Service No: Lance Serjeant, 8440
Died: 10th August 1915, aged 25 years
Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey

 

Henry was the fifth of 10 siblings born to Henry and Matilda Ingram (nee Pitman), who married in Southampton in 1881.

At the 1911 Census, the family were living at 56 Prince’s Street, St. Mary’s.

 

Henry was born in Southampton in 1861 and he died in the fourth quarter of 1902, in Lymington.

Matilda was also born in 1861, in Gosport, and she passed away in Southampton in 1930.

 

Siblings 

Florence   b. 1882 Southampton   d. ??  Married Herbert Beal in Southampton in 1903.

Amelia   b. 1884 Aylesbury   d. ??

Lydia   b. 1886 Southampton   d. ??

Louisa   b. 13 June 1888 Southampton   d. 1962 Southampton Married Albert J. V. Pilcher in Southampton in 1911.

Henry Walter

George   b. 1892 Southampton   d. ??

Robert  b. 1895 Southampton   d. 1974 Southampton   Married Dorothy Jones in Southampton in 1925.

William   b. 1897 Southampton   d. ??

Matilda   b. 16 October 1899 Southampton   d. 1986 Southampton   Married John V. Judd in Southampton in 1920.

Alice   b. 5 July 1903 Lymington   d. 1990 Southampton   Married Archibald W. Stubbington in Southampton in 1927.

 

The 10th (Service) battalion was formed at Winchester in August 1914, as part of the K1 New Army. It moved immediately to Dublin and was attached to the 10th (Irish) Division.

The 10th Hants was transferred to the 29th Brigade in the 10th (Irish) Division in March 1915, and they moved to Basingstoke in May.

 

The Brigade sailed from Liverpool on 7 July 1915, and landed at Anzac Cove on 6 August.

 

Within a matter of days, the Brigade was involved in very heavy fighting with huge numbers of Turks at Sari Bair.

 

Not only did Henry lose his life during this engagement, but the Battalion lost the majority of its fighting strength during the short time it was on the Peninsula.

 

 

 

Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 3rd October 2016
Updated:

 

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