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   Gunner Francis Bernard Ingham
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery (British Army)
Died: 22/03/1922 (Home)
Age: 22
Summary      
Francis Bernard Ingham was the only son of Albert and Emily Ingham. Francis was born about 1900 in County Louth. His father Albert was an organist and teacher of music. The family lived in Jocelyn Street, Dundalk. The family were later recorded as living at Park Road, Dungannon. Francis Ingham joined the Royal Garrison Artillery on 12/02/1917 in Omagh. Gunner Francis Ingham was discharged from the army on 2nd July 1918, due to ’melancholia - not attributed to service’. Francis Bernard Ingham died 22nd March 1922. This would be outside CWGC time limits and would explain why he is not listed on the CWGC.
Further Information
Francis Bernard Ingham was the only son of Albert and Emily Ingham. Both parents were born in England. Francis was born about 1900 in County Louth, probably Dundalk.
The 1901 census records Francis Ingham as one year old. His father Albert's occupation is given as Organist and Teacher of Music. The family lived at house 17 in Jocelyn Street, Dundalk, County Louth.
The 1911 census record shows that Francis and the family were still living at house 17 in Jocelyn Street, Dundalk, County Louth. Francis was now 11 years old. Francis was at school.
Family : Albert Ingham, Emily Ingham, Beatrice Emily Ingham (born about 1897), Francis Bernard Ingham (born about 1900), Maria Ethel Ingham (born about 1904), Eva Ingham (born about 1905), Gladys Ingham (born about 1907)
Further research reveals the family are later recorded as living at Park Road, Dungannon.
From the Tyrone Courier dated 16 November 1916:
Mr Albert Ingham, Market Square, announces tuitions in singing, piano, organ, violin, harmony, etc.
Francis B. Ingham joined the Royal Garrison Artillery on 12/02/1917 in Omagh. He arrived in Rugeley, Staffordshire, England on 16/02/1917.
Gunner Francis Ingham was discharged from the army on 2nd July 1918, due to 'melancholia - not attributed to service'.
Gunner Francis Bernard Ingham was awarded 27 shillings and sixpence per week from 03/07/1918 (to be reviewed after 28 weeks).
Francis Bernard Ingham died 22nd March 1922. This would be outside CWGC time limits and would explain why he is not listed on the CWGC.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Market Square Dungannon Central Father music teacher in Market Square 54.504738 -6.768791
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1 1901 Census lists Ingham family Lists Francis Bernard as age 1 living with the family at house 17 in Jocelyn St, Dundalk Urban No. 4, Louth
2 1911 Census lists Ingham family Lists Francis Bernard as age 11 living with the family at house 15 in Jocelyn St, Dundalk Urban No. 4, Louth
3 Rugeley Camp, Staffordshire Army Training Camp
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