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Belgrave, Leicester
David Albert Ingham was born in 1888 in Belgrave, Leicester and was the son of John Herbert and Mary Jane Ingram née Bransby of 64 Church Street, Old Basford. His father John Herbert was born in 1856 in Old Basford and his mother Mary Jane Bransby was born in 1856 also in Old Basford, they were married in 1880 , their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration district. They went on to have 10 children , 2 of whom were to die in infancy, their surviving children were John Thomas b1882 Old Basford, Harriett Anne b1884 Old Basford Clarissa Ada b1886 Basford, David Albert b1888 Belgrave, Hilda b1889 Belgrave, Kathleen b1890 Old Basford, Ernest b1893 Old Basford , and Harry b1899 Old Basford. In the 1911 census the family are living at 64 Church Street, Old Basford and are shown as John Herbert 55 yrs a brick layer he is living with his wife Mary Jane 55yrs and their children Clarissa Ada 25 yrs a hosiery mender, David Albert 23 yrs a bricklayer, Hilda 22 yrs a ladies hair dresser, Kathleen 21 yrs a hosiery maker, Ernest 18 yrs a lace machine builder and Harry 12 yrs a scholar.
In 1911 he was a bricklayer.
16 Oct 1918
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1st Bn Machine Gun Corps Canadian Forces
Private David Albert Ingham, served with 1st Battalion Canadian Machine Gun Corps, he was killed in action on 16th October 1918. He is buried in Chapel Corner Cemetery, Sauchy-Lestree. He had enlisted at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on the 15 January 1918 aged 31. His was a single man and a bricklayer by trade, he lived on enlistment at 30, Wilson Street, Hamilton, Ontario.
His brother Harry Ingram had enlisted at Nottingham on 15th July 1916 a day prior to his 18 th birthday, he age was 17 yrs and 364 days, his address was 23 Bailey Street, Nottingham, he was posted to the reserves on 16th July 1916 . He was mobilised for war on 20th March 1917 and posted to the Royal Garrison Artillery. He landed in France on 7th November 1971. He was wounded in action a gun shot wound to his face and arm which resulted in his arm being amputated, he was returned to England and on 14th November 1918 was discharged from the Army be no longer physically fit to serve . Another brother John Thomas Ingham also served during the Great War, he enlisted at Nottingham on 12th May 1916 , his address was 469 Nottingham Road, Old Basford, He was a bricklayer, his next of kin was his wife Edith of the same address . Following a gun shot wound to his chest he was discharged from the Army on 21st October 1918, no longer physically fit. Death notice published 1st November 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “INGHAM. – Killed in action, October 16th, Pte David Albert Ingham, Canadian Machine Gun Battalion, dearly-loved second on of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Ingham, 23 Bailey-street, Old Basford. The supreme sacrifice. – From his sorrowing mother, father, sisters, and brothers.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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