Private Walter Ingham
132915 Royal Army Medical Corps
Died of pneumonia 9th May 1918, aged 22
Lived at 17 Tunstill Street
Buried in Burnley Cemetery, UK
St.Andrews Memorial, Burnley

Burnley Express 25th May 1918 - 1st June 1918

Born Burnley and enlisted Nelson, Son of William & Margaret Alice Ingham, 17 Tunstill Street. Died at Home, 19 May 1918. Walter is remembered at Burnley Cemetery, Screen Wall, 13374.

FORMER BOY SCOUT DEAD (Burnley Express 25th May 1918)

The funeral took place yesterday, at Burnley Cemetery, of Private Walter Ingham, 132915, of the Royal Army Medical Corps, who died at General Northern Hospital, Newcastle-on-Tyne, on May 19th, from pneumonia and bronchitis, at the age of 22. The deceased soldier expressed the desire to be buried at home, and his parents, who reside at 17, Tunstill Street, acceded to his wishes, although he could have been buried at Newcastle with full military honours. The remains of the deceased, contained in a splendid coffin, arrived in Burnley on Wednesday, his comrades sending two beautiful wreaths, while the chaplain has written a very nice letter dealing with the deceased’s Christian character.
Previous to joining the Scottish Rifles on June 1st, 1915, he was employed on the Burnley Tramways. Whilst serving with the Scottish Rifles he was wounded, and being unfit for any further foreign service, he was transferred to the Royal Army Medical Corps. Private Ingham has been out to the front twice. He attended St. Andrew’s Church and School, and was identified with St. Andrew’s Scouts. An elder brother is serving in France with the field ambulance.




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