David John Ingram

Jan 18, 1871

Born in Northampton, England to Frederick and Hannah (nee Thompson) Ingram


Sep 6, 1894

Married to Sarah Louise Terriah in Bainsville, Ontario


Nov 13, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario 

Ø      Number 59493 (temporary number 533)

Ø      Next of kin given as Sarah Ingram, wife, Cardinal, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to “E” Company

o       This was later reorganized into “C” Company 

He lied about his age, stating that he had been born in 1873, as he was actually over age at 43 years old. 

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec


May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Feb 25, 1916

Admonished for drunkenness and sentenced to 7 days Field Punishment #1 for being drunk on parade, insolence to an NCO and improper attitude on parade


Apr 8, 1916

While the battalion was in the reserve trench at Scottish Wood south west of Ypres, Belgium, Private Ingram was killed during an enemy artillery barrage and was buried in the Ridgewood Cemetery west of Ypres

Following the war the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny), Scroll and Memorial Cross were sent to his widow, Mrs. Sarah Ingram, Cardinal, Ontario


Nov 27, 1933

His wife Sarah died in Cornwall, Ontario


David Ingram is honoured on the Cardinal, Ontario War Memorial


Return to Tribute list