The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private William Ingram|
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.
Name of Descendant: Steve Wakely, Sydney NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great nephew