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Driver Horace Ingham

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 5th September 1917

W H Breare letter

I have had a letter from the sister of Driver Ingham, of the Royal Engineers, saying that her brother, who had been out in France since December, 1915, was killed on the 17th August. She does not mention his name, and so I cannot give you his initials, but you no doubt will be able to identify him when I tell you that his address is 24 Wharfedale Avenue, Harlow Hill. His Captain has written an extremely nice, sympathetic letter to the father, which you will find in the "Herald" today. The officer voices the sympathy which I am sure that you and I feel deeply. A photograph of the dead hero accompanied the letter, and you will see in the "Herald" of Wednesday what a splendid British example he was.

Roll of Honour

Mr S Ingham, 24 Wharfedale Avenue, Harlow Hill, Harrogate, had the sad news of his son's death conveyed in the following letter from his Captain : 

"Dear Mr Ingham, It is with the deepest regret and heartfelt sympathy that I am writing to in form you of the death in action of your son Driver Ingham, who served in this company with me since it was formed at Newark. I know what your feelings must be, but I felt I would also like to let you know what it means to us all out here, and to offer you a few words of sympathy and appreciation of his valuable services. I am writing on behalf of the whole company, the officers and men, of which offer you the sincerest sympathy. I fear that you son was one of many brave fellows who fell whilst at duty in one of our recent offensives. He showed great determination and disregard for danger while under heavy shell fire. As second in command and captain of this company, I am full of pride at commanding the mounted portion of this company, which has done such wonderful work during recent operations. Sir Douglas Haig sent a special order round recently thanking and congratulating the mounted men for their courage and devotion to duty during all the recent offensive operations. In spite of all your sorrow I cannot help thinking that you must feel some pride in having one so dear to you giving his life for his country. At any rate I hope you will find a little consolation in this thought.

 

SDGW

Corps of Royal Engineers

Driver Horace Ingham

Born : Kirkstall

Enlisted : York

Residence : Harrogate

Died : 17th August 1917

Killed in Action

France & Flanders

Note : 157th Field Company, RE

 

 

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