Rank: Private
Service Number:120128.
Regiment: 55th Bn. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Formerly: 64457, Cheshire Regiment
Killed In Action Tuesday 9th April 1918
Age 32
FromSt Helens.
County Memorial Lymm
Commemorated\Buried Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert
Grave\Panel Ref: VII 15

Thomas Ingham's Story.

Thomas was born in St. Helens in 1886, third child of Samuel and Annie Smith (nee Fairhurst), the family later moved to Thelwall Lane, Latchford, Warrington.

Prior to enlisting Thomas was employed as a labourer at the Lancashire Tool Company in Lymm.

He married Sarah Jane Gregg at St Mary’s Church on 26th December 1911 and settled down to married life at 1 Moston Street, Lymm. 

Thomas initially enlisted with the Cheshire Regiment in July 1917 before transferring to the Machine Gun Corps and was despatched to the front in December 1917.

He was killed by the concussion from a shell at Festubert on 9th April 1918 and was buried in a small cemetery in Le Plantin.  He was later interred at Brown’s Road Military Cemetery in Festubert, France. 

Compiled and researched by Lynn Smith