James Samuel Burt Ingram

Date of birth: 1884
Place of birth: Southampton
Regiment / Division: Mercantile Marine
Vessel: SS Normandy
Rank / Service No: Able Seaman
Died: 25th January 1918, aged 33 years
Commemorated: Tower Hill Memorial



James was the fifth of 7 siblings born to James Samuel and Catherine Eaton Ingram (nee Burt), who married in Bournemouth in 1872.


James, a seaman, was born in Poole in 1844 and he died in Southampton in 1924.

Catherine was born in Bournemouth in 1851; she was only 37 when she passed away, probably whilst giving birth to her son William.



Elizabeth GERTIE Emily   b. 1876 Bournemouth   d. ??   Married in 1902….

Ethel Louise   b. 1879 Southampton   d. 1965 Winchester

Catherine “Kitty” Eaton   b. 1880 Southampton   d. 1905 Poole   Married Walter James Keeping in Southampton in 1903.

Elsie   b. 1883 Southampton   d. ??

James Samuel Burt

Ernest “Bertie” Burt   b. 1886 Southampton d. 1978 Southampton   Married Ida M. Jolliffe in Southampton in 1937.

William   b. 13 August 1888 Southampton   d. 1971 Southampton


James married Amelia Emily Jane Frampton in Southampton in 1910. the couple lived at 65 Clovelly Road, St. Mary’s and had 3 children……


Elsie K   b. 1911 Poole   d. ??

Lily E.   b. 1915 St. Mary’s   d. ??

James Samuel Burt   b. 1917 St. Mary’s   d. 1918 St. Mary’s


Amelia had been born in Poole in 1882; she was only 36 years old when she died on 9 July 1918 in Poole.



James was one of 27 people (14 crew and 13 passengers) who lost their life on the Normandy as it made its way from Southampton to Cherbourg.


It was a merchant ship, carrying general cargo and mail to the troops in France.


8 miles of Cape La Hague, the vessel was torpedoed by U-90….only 13 passengers survived.


U-90 is also known as the submarine that sank the 32,500 tonne USS President Lincoln off Brest, an American military transport ship.



Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 3rd October 2016


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