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Born: 29 March 1895, Greengates
Died: 25 September 1915
Buried: White House Cemetery, St Jean-les-Ypres
Address: 211 Claremont Terrace, Greengates
Parents: Herbert & Emma
Siblings: Elsie, Cyril
Occupation: Clerk Great Northern Railways, Leeds
Organisations/clubs: Greengates Wesleyan Sunday School
Rank: Gunner
Rolls of Honour: Greengates
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
Percy Ingle
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We have quite a lot of information about Percy from articles in the Shipley Times & Express: Writing to his parents, who reside in Claremont Terrace, Greengates, Pte Percy Ingle, who is serving in France with the Royal Field Artillery, says the battery they were called upon to relieve had been in one position for about four months. A ‘Black Maria’ dropped about 100 yards away from them the other day but fortunately it did not explode. Most of the fighting is done in the night time and the rattle of the guns can be heard until dawn. Referring to the organisation and the firing time, he says it is really marvellous how the whole thing is engineered. Rockets are used for illumination at night and seen from a distance it looks like a tremendous fireworks display. Pte Ingle went out to the front about a month ago. He joined the forces soon after the beginning of the war, relinquishing an appointment as a clerk on the Great Northern Railway at Leeds. He was formerly booking clerk at Thackley Station and was a scholar
of the Greengates Wesleyan Sunday School. 9 July 1915 Mr and Mrs Herbert Ingle of 211 Claremont Terrace, Greengates, have received intimation that their eldest son, Gunner Percy Ingle, of the Royal Field Artillery, has been killed in action in France. Capt B Rhodes of the 46th Brigade, R.F.A., in a letter to Mr and Mrs Ingle says: “It is with the deepest regret that I have to announce the death of your son who was killed instantly in action on the 25th September whilst serving his gun “His loss is deeply mourned by the whole of his comrades and we trust that you will receive this great blow with calm and fortitude, knowing that he died whilst doing his duty. “His remains have been buried, the Army Chaplain officiating and a substantial cross has been erected over his grave.” In his last letter to his parents
Gunner Ingle stated that he was in the best of health and feeling quite fit. 15 October 1918 In responding to a letter of enquiry from Mr Herbert Ingle, with reference to the death of his son, Pte Percy Ingle, who was killed in action recently in France, Capt Rhodes, R.F.A. has written as follows: “You have my sincerest sympathy in the death of your son. His demise was a great blow to our
regiment. “I had known him since last December and he was always keen on his work and cheerful under all circumstances and he was a great favourite with everyone. “He was killed on 25th September by a German shell which hit the gun pit, killing three and wounding one in the same pit. “He is buried in a small village called St Jean, just east of Ypres, by the side of the others who were killed on the same day.” 22 October 1915
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