Harry Bettridge Ingram
Private G/19428 - Queen's Own
Royal West Kent Regiment 7th Battalion
Killed in Action Flanders 28th March 1918 : Age 25
Pozieres Memorial - Panels 58 59
Private G/19428 Harry Bettridge Ingram was born Q3 1892 in Doe Lea, Derbyshire, to shortly after receive baptism 2nd October 1892 in that Ault Hucknall parish. Derbyshire parents were married at Skegby on 13th November 1882. Coal miner father James Bettridge Ingram from Newhall wed Miss Ann Parkin from Ripley, to begin frequent moves likely searching regular colliery work.
Ingram family movements are all proven contained within the Mansfield Registration District. Mrs Ann Ingram mothered children birthed in Stanton Hill, then Sutton-in-Ashfield and Meden, before 1891 Doe Lea census identifies birthplace for son Harry. Next Skegby 1901 census best lists this growing Ingram household headed by James 38 and wife Ann 37, raising Thomas J 18, Ada 13, Violet 11, Harry 8, Gertrude 2 and James 8 months. Skegby also becomes birthplace for Ann b1903 and William b1906.
Mr Harry Bettridge Ingram was eldest sibling still living in 1911 family home, when Hucknall Huthwaite could have finally located future family security offering employment at New Hucknall Colliery with tied Newcastle Street housing. Harry was then 18, and like his father, also worked underground, probably starting from about 13 years old, or just after settling into Huthwaite.
Private 81579 Harry B Ingram had enlisted at Sutton joining local Notts and Derby Regiment of Sherwood Foresters. Regimental transferals were not uncommon, but cannot yet assert military reason behind re-posting into the recognised Queen's Own.
Private G/19428 Harry Bettridge Ingram ultimately served in the 7th Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment. He was killed in action in the France and Flanders battlefields 28th March 1918 aged 25 with no known grave. Pozieres Somme memorial names Pte Harry Ingram, commemorated as H B Ingram on the Huthwaite Cenotaph giving full naming in Parish church Roll of Honour.