Friday, 5 June 2015

Ingham, James Henry - Lance Corporal (24291)

Lce Corp James H Ingham
2nd/5th Battalion,
East Lancashire Regiment,
Killed in Action,
9th October 1917,
Age 23,
Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial.

Newspaper Report:

In memory of Lance Corporal J.H. Ingham, East Lancashire Regiment, a Haslingden man who fell in action on October 9th, 1917, a service has been held at Laneside Church.
The vicar (the Rev. J. Dodd) said the deceased was a single man, 23 years of age, and worked at Park Mill, Helmshore.  He lived with his sister, Mrs. Walter Allen, at 3, Piccadilly Street, and had led a good life.  As a member of the choir and of the Sunday School he had had a particularly useful career at Laneside.
At the close of the service Mr. Hargreaves (organist) played "The Dead March."

Newspaper Memorials:

In loving memory of my dear brother, Lance Corporal J.H. Ingham, 24291 2/5th East Lancashire Regiment who was killed in action in France October 9th 1917, aged 23 years.

"Brother thou art gone before us
and the saintly soul is flown,
Where tears are wiped from every eye
and sorrow is unknown."

From his loving Sister Lizzie, 364 Manchester Road, Haslingden.

"Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends,"

Sadly missed by his Sister and Brothers and Nephew, Bobby 3 Piccadilly Street.

"We have lost, heaven has gained,
One of the best this world contained."

Sadly missed by his sisters and brothers, and nephew Bobby, 3 Piccadilly Street.

"If we could have raised his dying head,
And heard his last farewell,
The grief would not have been so hard,
For we who loved thee well.

The hardest part is yet to come,
When the warriors return,
And we miss among the cheering crowd,
The face of him we loved so well."

From his sorrowing Sisters, Brother, also Brother in Law and Nephew Bobbie.