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Captain Thomas Lewis Ingram (3rd). DSO, MC.

Royal Army Medical Corps, King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Died on the 16th September 1916

He was born on the 13th July 1875 in Brighton, the Son of Thomas Lewis Ingram (2nd) and his wife Victoria nee Skinner. Thomas was educated at Monkton Combe School, near Bath, and then at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he qualifyed in 1903. He held medical appointments at Westminster and Poplar Hospitals.

He served as a trooper in the Middlesex Yeomanry during the Boer War, gaining the Queen’s medal with three clasps. After the war he set up a GP practice in Welford where he met and married Lillian Donnithorne on the 29th December 1909.

Thomas was in his practice at Welford, Rugby when war broke out in 1914 and immediately he applied for a commission in the R.A.M.C. He was granted a temporary commission as the rank of lieutenant on the 12th September 1914. He entered the war in France on the 30th October 1914, attached to the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry as their medical officer.

Information held at cemetery

Thomas was awarded the Military Cross “For conspicuous devotion to duty and energy at Hooge”, and the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his actions at Morteldje (on the Somme) - “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty”.

He collected and attended to the wounded under very heavy fire and set a splendid example. Since the commencement of the war he had been conspicuous on all occasions for his personal bravery.” His colonel wrote of his bravery and stated:

“He was loved by every man in the regiment.”

On the 16th September it is alleged that he was out attending to the wounded and dying when an eye-witness reported having seen him being captured by the Germans. His body was later found with gun shot wounds. It is believed that he had tried to escape and had been shot.

He was a casualty of the Battle of the Somme and is buried at GUARDS' CEMETERY, LESBOEUFS in France where he is Remembered with Honour.

His Great Niece and Great, Great Niece visiting his headstone in July 2016
His Great Niece (Judy Barradell-Smith) and Great Great Niece (Anna Dillon) visiting his headstone in July 2016
He died aged 41 and left behind his wife and their two children (Esther and Tom Ingram). His family including several grandchildren and great nieces and nephews will be visiting his headstone to commemorate and remember him on 16th September 2016.

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