Arthur George Ingram



May 9, 1891

Born at Bredgar Sittingbourne, Kent England


Nov 11, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59492 (temporary number 81)

Ø      Next of kin given as Wesley Ingram (father) of Bredgar Sittingbourne, Kent England

Ø      Previous occupation given as Machinist

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø      Assigned to “A” Company





Below is from the 21st Battalion's War Diary


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe Kent


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France and proceeded to St Omer


Nov 20, 1915

Promoted to Armourer Corporal to replace Ar Cpl WC Bongard who had been invalided to England


Dec 2, 1915

Admitted to No 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with Scabies


Dec 6, 1915

Discharged to duty from the 5th CFA


Jan 1, 1916

Graded for pay as Regimental Corporal


Jun 12, 1916

Granted 8 days leave 

He was granted a 1 day extension to that leave


Jun 21, 1916

At duty from leave


Oct 6, 1916

Admitted to the 77th Field Ambulance and transferred the same day to No 9 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) with a diagnosis that reads NYD (Not Yet Determined).  This was later changed to read Nephritis which is an infection of the Kidneys


Oct 8, 1916

Transferred to No 8 Stationary Hospital at Wimereux


Oct 30, 1916

Transferred to No 1 Convalescent Depot at Boulogne


Nov 21, 1916

Discharged to the Base Details


Nov 25, 1916

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Boulogne and posted to “A” Company for soldiers recovering from wounds and illness


Dec 3, 1916

Rejoined the 21st Battalion from the CBD


Jan 17, 1917

Received gun shot wounds to right arm and shoulder during a Trench Raid at Calonne.  Below is from the 21st Battalion War Diary

He was admitted to the No 5 CFA and transferred the same day to the No 6 CCS


Feb 15, 1917

Transferred via No 17 AT (Ambulance Train)


Feb 18, 1917

Admitted to No 18 General Hospital at Dannes Camiers


Mar 7, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Western Australia


Posted to the 6th Reserve Battalion while in hospital


Mar 9, 1917

Admitted to the Northampton General Hospital at Duston


Jul 20, 1917

Surgery performed which was followed by hemorrhaging and infection


Sep 3, 1917

He began to hemorrhage and died of wounds while in hospital

St John The Baptist Cemetery
Bredgar, Kent, England


Apr 18, 1921

The British War Medal, the Victory Medal and the 1914-15 Star were sent to his father, Wesley Charles Ingram at Primrose Cottages, Bredgar, Sittingbourne, Kent England


Sep 4, 1921

The Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and the Scroll were sent to his father at the above address


Sep 23, 1921

The Memorial Cross was sent to his mother, Mrs Ellen Ingram, at the same address as his father


The War Memorial below is in the centre of the town of Bredgar, Kent

I would like to thank Marian Rashleigh for her assistance and providing the additional photos


Below is from the East Kent Gazette, September 8, 1917
and supplied by the Historical Research Group of Sittingbourne

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