Lt Col
Robert John Fitzgerald Ingham

Informatie over geboorte

Geboortedatum:
15/11/1880
Geboorteplaats:
Kensington, Middlesex, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk

Algemene Informatie

Beroep:
Beroepsmilitair

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Strijdmacht:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Lieutenant Colonel
Service nummer:
/
Dienstneming plaats:
Sandhurst, Berkshire, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Eenheden:
 —  58th Heavy Artillery Group  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
01/07/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
Lijssenthoek, Remy Siding Casualty Clearing Stations, Belgiƫ
Doodsoorzaak:
Died of wounds (D.O.W.)
Leeftijd:
36

Begraafplaats

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Plot: XIII
Rij: A
Graf: 10

Onderscheidingen en medailles 4

1914-15 Star
Medaille — 23/12/1918
British War Medal
Medaille
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

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Extra informatie

Robert was born on the 15th of November 1880 in Kensington, Middlesex. He was the son of Mary Elizabeth Penrose and Judge Robert Wood Ingham. After completing his studies at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, Robert joined the Royal Artillery at the age of 22. He was promoted to captain in 1907. Robert married Ella Prendergast Triscott in 1911. They had two children together. A son named John Oliver and a daughter named Priscilla Beatrice. When the war broke out Robert held the rank of Major.

He later served as a Lieutenant Colonel with the 58th Heavy Artillery Group of the Royal Garrison Artillery. On the 23rd of June 1917 the 58th HAG was moved from France to the Ypres front sector. The Artillery Group mainly engaged in counter-battery fire, in anticipation of the upcoming offensive. Headquarters were established to the south of Vlamertinghe.

On 26 June the men started establishing the battery positions. The 60 pounder guns of the group were located near the hamlet of Kruisstraat, while the howitzers were positioned just north of Ypres along the Ieperlee canal. The rest of the month was spent preparing the positions and getting ammunitions up, so the guns could start firing from the 1st of July onward.

Lieutenant Colonel Robert John Fitzgerald Ingham was gravely wounded during the last days of June or the 1st of July 1917. He was evacuated to the Remy Siding Casualty Clearing Stations at Lijssenthoek, where the 36-year-old succumbed to his wounds. Robert left behind a young family.

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Ancestry
https://www.ancestry.com/
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/145065/ingham,-robert-john-fitzgerald/
Gebruikte bronnen
Lijssenthoek
http://www.lijssenthoek.be/en/address/3031/-robert-john-fitzgerald-ingham.html
Gebruikte bronnen
The Long, Long Trail
https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
Gebruikte bronnen
War Diary 58th Heavy Artillery Group, RGA
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
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