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John Snell INGHAM

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Surname: INGHAM

Forename(s): John Snell

Place of Birth: Settle, Yorkshire

Service No: 58798

Rank: L/Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 11th (Service) Battalion

Division: 18th (Eastern) Division

Age: 22

Date of Death: 1918-08-07

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: III. E. 1.

CWGC Cemetery: BEACON CEMETERY, SAILLY-LAURETTE

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

John Snell Ingham (born 31 July 1896) was the son of Henry and Sarah Eleanor Ingham, née Snell. Henry was born at Langcliffe, Yorkshire and Sarah at Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire.

1901 Settle, Yorkshire Census: Goldielands (Prospect Terrace) - John S. Ingham, aged 4 years, born Settle, son of Henry and Sarah E. Ingham.

1911 Broughton, Lancashire Census: 18, The Polygon, Lower Broughton - John Snell Ingham, aged 14 years, born Settle, Yorkshire, son of Sarah Eleanor Ingham, widow.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John S. Ingham, GS-5109, R. Fus.; GS-58798, R. Fus.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte John Snell Ingham, 5109, 20th R. Fus. 14.11.15 to 18.2.17; G/58798, 13th R. Fus. 8.8.17 to 22.8.17; 11th R. Fus. 23.8.17 to 5.1.18; 11th R. Fus. 10.4.18 to 7.8.18. K. [in] A. 7.8.18. Theatres of war in which served: 1(a) [France].

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: L/Cpl John Snell Ingham, G/58798, 11th Bn R. Fus. Date and Place of Death: 7.8.18 in action France.To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother - Sarah E. £25 1s. 9d.

John is commemorated on the Manchester Grammar School War Memorial and in their Book of Remembrance.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

INGHAM, Lance Corporal J. S., R.F., son of the late Mr. Henry Ingham, Settle, killed in action.

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L/Corporal John Snell INGHAM

L/Corporal John Snell INGHAM

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 18th (Eastern) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 18th (Eastern) Division

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Surname: INGHAM

Forename(s): John Snell

Born: Settle, Leeds

Residence:

Enlisted: Manchester

Number: 58798

Rank: L/Cpl

Regiment: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Battalion: 11th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 07/08/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 5109, 20th R. Fus.

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Surname: INGHAM

Forename(s): John Snell

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 58798

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: Royal Fusiliers

Unit: 11th Bn.

Age: 22

Awards:

Died Date: 07/08/1918

Additional Information: Son of Henry and Sarah E. Ingham, of 20, Leicester St., Southport. Born at Settle, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: HE BORE HIMSELF AS A TRUE SON OF ENGLAND)

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(Courtesy of Brian Bouchard)

John had attended Manchester Grammar School, 1910/1, leaving to join Messrs. Parry, Sons & Hanson.

After Woodcote Park, Epsom, the unit moved to Clipstone camp near Mansfield in July 1915 before Salisbury Plain for final training and firing practice during August. On 15 November it went to France and the 33rd Division had concentrated near Morbecque. They transferred to the 19th Brigade on the 27th November 1915.

Evidently John survived the carnage of High Wood in July 1916 and the ravages of war appear in his image as published in Craven’s Roll of Honour.

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L/Corporal John Snell Ingham (8 April 1915)

L/Corporal John Snell Ingham (8 April 1915)

Courtesy of the website: The Past on Glass at Sutton Archives

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23 August 1918

INGHAM – Killed in action on 7th August, 1918, Lance-Corporal John Snell Ingham, aged 22 years, Royal Fusiliers, eldest son of the late Henry Ingham, of Settle and Otley, Yorkshire, and of Mrs. Ingham, ‘Langcliffe,’ Kersal, Manchester.

30 August 1918

Lance-Corporal Ingham, Settle

Another Settle lad has made the supreme sacrifice during the present Allied advance in the person of Lance-Corporal John Snell Ingham, Royal Fusiliers, the eldest son of the late Mr. Henry Ingham, of Settle, cashier at the Bank of Liverpool, and subsequently manager of the Otley Branch of that Bank, who died several years ago. News of the soldier’s death from shell fire was received by his mother whilst staying with friends at Settle, and much sympathy is extended to her and family in their sad loss.

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30 August 1918

Settle Roll of Honour

Another Settle lad has made the supreme sacrifice in the person of Lance-Corpl. John Snell Ingham, of the Royal Fusiliers, eldest son of the late Mr. Henry Ingham, of Settle, cashier at the Bank of Liverpool, and subsequently manager of the Otley branch of that bank, who died several years ago. News of Lance-Corpl. Ingham’s death from shell fire was received by his mother whilst staying with friends at Settle, and much sympathy is extended to her and family in their sad loss.

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