George Edward Ingleby


Submitted by his Great Nephew Mark Bowers

George Edward Ingleby, son of Richard and Selina Ingleby of 15 Clement Street Darnall. Before the war he worked at Firth Browns Atlas Works.

Service Record

Lance Corporal 25330 15th Sherwood Foresters (Bantam)

G/62683 The Royal Fusiliers 36th Bn

121965 9 Group The Labour Corps

Private, Gunner 302961, 11th Battalion Tank Corps

Died 27th September 1918 aged 26


On the 27th Sept 1918 the 11th Battalion Tank Corps took part in the battle of Havrincourt France.
Split in to A & C company. There were fourteen tanks but two broke down approaching the start line.
The ememy knew they were coming as heavy barrage was put down. Eight tanks recieved direct hits.
But only one officer and two ranks were killed. Five officers and twenty eight other ranks were wounded with another seven missing. George's tank had to abandoned. He was shot by a sniper as he left it.

Announcement of his death was in The Sheffield Evening Telegraph 5th Nov 1918.

His name appears on Vis En Artois Memorial Panel 11, Pas De Calais France, and also on Firth Brown's Atlas Works Memorial.

Also on this memorial
L' Anneau De La Memoire
( Ring Of Rememberance )
Notre -Dame - De-Loretta
Ablain Saint Nazaire



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