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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Charles Frederick Ingamells, St Michael's churchyard at Averham. Photograph courtesy of Peter Gillings
Person Details
Leverton, Lincolnshire
Charles Frederick Ingamells was born in 1886 and was baptised on 14th December 1886 at Leverton, Lincolnshire, and was the son of Frederick William and Mary Ann Ingamells née Footer. His father Frederick William was born in 1859 at Frieston, Lincolnshire, and his mother Mary Ann Footer was born in 1862 in New Bolingbrooke, Lincolnshire. They were married in 1880; the marriage was recorded n the Spilsby Registration District. They had the following children; William b1882 Frithvile, Lincs, Mary Ann 1883 Sibsey, Herbert 1885 Sibsey, Charles Frederick b1886 Leverton, James Morris b1889 Leverton, Reuben b1891 Amber Hill, Ada b1894 Amber Hill, Ruth Esther b1896 Amber Hill and Benjamin b1901 Amber Hill. In the 1911 census the family was living at Tharolds Farm, Coleby, Lincolnshire, and shown as Fred Ingamells 51 yrs a farm labourer, his wife Mary Ann 49 yrs and their children, Ada 16yrs, Ruth Esther 14yrs and Benjamin 10yrs. It has not been possible to trace Charles Frederick Ingamells on the 1911 census.
18 Feb 1919
2750696 - CWGC Website
35388
Private
  • MM MM Military Medal
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Private Charles Frederick Ingamells originally served with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry but later transferred with the service number 532537 to 454th Agricultural Company Labour Corps. He was awarded the Military Medal in 1917. He died in the influenza epidemic and was buried in Averham (St Michael) churchyard.
His brother, Private Reuben Ingamells MM, 10th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment, was killed on 26 May 1918; he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. His brother Lance Sergeant William Ingamells enlisted on 3rd August 1904 at Boston. he was 23 years and 3 months old and working as a farm labourer. He enlisted on a 12 year engagement; 3 years with the colours and 9 years in the reserve. He was posted to the Lincolnshire Regiment with the service number 7128. On 5th August 1914 he was mobilised at Lincoln and posted to the Garrison battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. He embarked from Devonport on 26th November 1915, disembarking on 22nd December 1915 at Bombay, India. He was promoted to lance corporal on 12th July 1915 at Calcutta and then corporal on 13th December 1916. He was promoted to lance sergeant on 7th February 1919. He was admitted to hospital at Calcutta on 8th May 1919 suffering from typhoid fever and discharged on 26th August 1919. He left Bombay on 30th September 1919 and returned to England. On 23rd January 1920 he was discharged to class 'Z' Army Reserves as being no longer fit for active service; he was suffering from a disability, phlebitis of the leg post enteric fever, which he had contracted whilst in India. He was discharged to Roe Lane, Woodborough, Nottingham, the home of his wife Emily Ingamells née Reynolds.
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Charles Frederick Ingamells, St Michael's churchyard at Averham. Photograph courtesy of Peter Gillings
    Charles Frederick Ingamells - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Charles Frederick Ingamells, St Michael's churchyard at Averham. Photograph courtesy of Peter Gillings