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Private William Ingram

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: William James INGRAM

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/01/1873

Ancestor's date of death: 27/08/1937

Cause of Death: unknown

Service Number: 255

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Not stated

Unit: 4 Queensland Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence provided of post Boer War service.

Murray Page: 484

Contingent: Fourth Queensland

Ship: Manchester Merchant, Date of Sailing: 18/05/1900

Memorial details: Buried Krugersdorp Cemetery, Natal, Sth Africa

Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Not stated

Reasons to go and fight: Not Stated

Details of service in war: June 1900 - June 1901 in Free State, Transvaal, and battle of Rhenoster Kop (29 November 1900), great De Wet hunt and advance on Pietersburg and into east Transvaal. I (Steve Wakely) also have a copy of a letter Ingram wrote from Pretoria on 18 January 1901 to his sister. He describes his general disillusonment with army life, noting an engagement at Pretoria on 15 July that his contingent arrived too late to be involved in. He also mentions an encounter at Waggons Wright on 21 July that resulted in over 14 allied casualties. He then lists a series of dates relating to various skirmishes, July and September, 1901, that occurred around Pretoria.

Service and life after the Boer War: After the Boer War he stayed in South Africa where he died. Married Annie Christina JOLLIFFE, had children William James (Jnr) INGRAM Hamilton John Mason INGRAM Edwin INGRAM.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Steve Wakely, Sydney NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great nephew


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