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E. W. Ingram

Full Names

Rank /Unit  

Years at Q.E.G.S.

Edward   William   Ingram

Lance Bombardier   
120, Light  Anti-Aircraft  Regiment  Royal  Artillery

 

Date  / Place of Birth

Date  / Place of Death

Age at Death

1919
Wimborne

Tuesday  27th  November  1945
Munster,  Germany     

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Ted was the husband of Joan Ingram of Wellingborough, Northants and they had a small daughter. He was the son of William and Annie Ingram whose home was in Shakespeare Road, Walford, Wimborne. At the Grammar School he was in Derby House.
In the School Sports held on March 24th 1934, Ted came 2nd in the 220 yards (Under 14) race. He won the 100 yards (Under 15) in a time of 13.4 seconds and was joint 3rd in the under 15 High Jump. Earlier Ted was one of seven new members in the Rugby First XV, when he played as a forward and, ' ..showed great promise'. On February 27th, against Shaftesbury G.S. he, '... converted a try and scored two penalty goals.'
He was in the Rugby XV in 1935 playing as a Three-quarter and came in second in both the 220 yards and Hurdles in the School Sports.
By now Ted was tall and heavily built. During the Autumn term of 1936, as a Half Back in the school Soccer team for his third season, he was described as,'..a tower of strength.' and, 'He held the defence together well and supplied the forwards with many passes'. The following term, he played at Full Back in the Rugby team, when it was recorded that he, ' ...once more has done great work for the School XV -Kicked and tackled well' and gained his Colours.
For the Summer term, he was made a Prefect.
After leaving School, Ted took up an appointment with the Westminster Bank at Boscombe and later was moved to a branch at Walton-on-Thames. He played as a Back in the Old Boys v School match in the Autumn of 1938 and is also believed to have played Rugby for them, against,the School, in the Spring of 1940.
He was with the Dorset Yeomanry at the outbreak of war and then in the Royal Artillery. By the winter of 1943/44, Ted was in Northumberland serving as a Signaller in a Field Reg't of the R.A. He was transferred to Germany late in 1945 for service with the 1st Mountain Reg't.
He is interred in the Munster Heath War Cemetery, Telgte, Nordrhein-Westfalen which is 57 km SW of Osnabruck, and 62 km NW of Dortmund. The cemetery is 11 km NE of the town.
Munster Heath was on the line of the Allied advance across northern Germany in 1945, but the majority of those buried in the cemetery, died while serving with the Army of Occupation after the German surrender.

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