William Leonard Ingrey

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WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

William Leonard Ingrey

 

         

Military History:        

 

Regiment:                              
Royal Garrison Artillery

Rank:                                     
Sergeant

Regimental Number:             
38087        

Date of Enlisting:                            
6.11.1912

Date of death:                        
3.3.1967

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

UK Cemetery/Memorial:      
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour
Sidcup cemetery, Kent

 

William enlisted with the Royal Garrison Artillery, Regimental Number 38087, on 6th November 1912.  In 1916 he was sent to the Western Front, France and Flanders and whilst operating his heavy gun in battle, his hand was badly crushed. He was sent to England for treatment.  After recovering, he was again sent to France in December 1917.  In January 1918 William contracted trench fever and evacuated to England. William survived the War and died in Sidcup, Kent on 3rd March 1967.

William was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal and was eligible for the 1914/15 Star and the Silver War Badge.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:                3rd quarter 1891

Birth Place:                   Bassingbourn, Cambridge

Residence:                    Sidcup, Kent

Marriage:                      6.1916

 

William was the second son of Alfred and Hannah (nee Chamberlain) Ingrey, born at Bassingbourn, Cambridge in the 3rd quarter 1891. He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Before enlisting William was a farm labourer. 

William married Lavinia Dorothy Alexandra Blowers at Humberston, Lincolnshire in June 1916. They had two children, William A J born in 1917 and Evelyn D born in 1921.

William died in Sidcup, Kent on 3rd March 1967 and is buried in the Sidcup cemetery.

 

William’s brothers, Alfred, Albert and Harry all served in the War, all were wounded, but all survived.

 

Commentary:

 

Name:

William Leonard Ingrey

Birth Place:

Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire

Residence:

Sidcup, Kent

Death Date:

3.3.1967

Enlistment Place:

Not known

Rank:

Sergeant

Regiment:

Royal Garrison Artillery

Battalion:

No.2 Siege Battery

Regimental Number:

38087

Type of Casualty:

Survived

Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders

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