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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Edward George Ingram -

Unknown person Name : Edward George Ingram

Son of : George Henry Russell Ingram and Eleanor Rose Ingram (née Harbourne) of Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Born : 1912, Ventnor.
  Electoral Roll information :

1920 - 38 : The Ingram family are at Fairthorne, Dudley Road, Ventnor.

  Service Details :

Edward George Ingram, Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Air Ministry.

Casualty Details :

Died : 25 March 1941, aged 28.

Buried at : Ventnor Cemetery, Isle of Wight. (Plot K grave 1479).

No CWGC Record as he was a Civilian and the death was not as a result of enemy action.
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor Holy Trinity Church South Wight Scouts War Memorial
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Friday, March 28, 1941 Page 3

Death of Mr. "Ted" Ingram

It is with profound regret that we record the death of Mr. Edward George ("Ted") Ingram, only son of Mr. and Mrs. G.H.R. Ingram, "Fairthorne," Dudley Road, Ventnor, which occurred on Tuesday evening at Norwich Hospital following a serious accident which befell him last week.
Details of the tragedy are lacking, but on Friday last at midday Mr. Ingram received a phone message asking him to go at once as his son was seriously ill. He at once set out on his long journey, but did not reach his destination that night. Early on Tuesday morning Mrs. Ingram and Miss Mary Ingram left Ventnor for Norwich and there joined Mr. Ingram on his sad mission.
Mr. "Ted" Ingram, who was 28 years of age, held a responsible position under a Government Department, and we understand that it was whilst he was engaged on his official duties that he met with the accident which caused his untimely death. He left Ventnor several years ago after spending the earlier years of his young manhood with the firm of Messrs. Henry Ingram and Sons, of which his father is the esteemed head. He was a young man beloved by all who knew him and his former associates in particular have been grievously shocked at the sad news. The bereaved parents and sister will have the heartfelt sympathy of a very large circle of friends in their tragic bereavement.
The funeral will take place at Ventnor on Monday.
"B.W.R." writes : - "It is especially distressing to record the death of Mr. Edward Ingram, which occurred at Norwich on Tuesday. The only son of Mr. and Mrs. George Ingram, he possessed a very loveable and attractive personality, and his death at the early age of 28 is a grievous loss to his family of long and honourable local traditions. Our hearts go out to them in such an irreparable bereavement."


Friday, April 4, 1941 Page 1

The death of Mr. Ted Ingram, reported last week, cast quite a gloom over the district. He was one of Ventnor's most popular young citizens, and before leaving home several years ago to extend his professional knowledge, he was to the fore in many local social activities. He was a keen Scout, liked a game of football with the old Rovers Club, and took a keen interest in the welfare of the Junior Imperial League. "He was a man who hadn't a single enemy" was the remark made by one who knew him well, and from our own personal experience we feel able to subscribe to this little tribute. "Ted" was an extremely companiable young fellow, a thorough "sport," and one who enjoyed his young life to the full. His parents and sister may find some consolation in their sorrow by the knowledge that they have the deepest sympathy of all who know them.

Page 2

INGRAM. - Mr. and Mrs. G.H.R. Ingram and daughter wish to tender their heartfelt thanks to all their friends who have sent expressions of sympathy in their great loss.

Page 3

The late Mr. E.G. Ingram

Last week it was our sorrowful duty to record the death of Mr. Edward ("Ted") George Ingram, only son of Mr. and Mrs. G.H.R. Ingram, of "Fairthorne," Dudley, Road, Ventnor, which occurred at Norwich Hospital on Tuesday, March 25th.
The news created a very painful impression in the town, and expressions of sympathy with members of the bereaved family were heard on all sides. The late Mr. Ingram had for some time been employed in East Anglia as an assistant quantity surveyor under the Air Ministry. He was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him, his sunny cheerful disposition and buoyancy of spirits endeared him to all; and that his promising career has been cut short when he was in the very prime of his young manhood has provoked feelings of sincere regret among all sections of the community.
The remains were brought by road from Norwich to Portsmouth and from Ryde to Ventnor on Saturday, and the funeral took place on Monday from deceased's old home in Dudley Road. The service was held in the Cemetery Chapel and the large and representative gathering of townspeople gave evidence not only of the esteem in which the late Mr. Ingram was held by all who knew him, but of the sympathy of the general public with members of the bereaved family.
The service was conducted by the Rev. A.J. Keeley, Shanklin (Superintendent of the East Wight Methodist Circuit), of which the bereaved father is one of the stewards, and the Rev. W. Sinclair Smith, H.C.F., of Ventnor. It was quite simple in character and included the singing of three verses of "Jesu, Lover of my Soul."
The body was laid to rest in a flower-lined grave on the family plot a short distance from the chapel, and the committal service was impressively performed by the Rev. W. Sinclair Smith.
The principal mourners were : Mr. and Mrs. G.H.R. Ingram (father and mother), Miss Mary Ingram (sister), Miss C.M.W. Ingram (aunt), Mr. and Mrs. F. Kemp (aunt and uncle), Mr. and Mrs. Francis Ingram (uncle and aunt), Mr. Leslie Howell (a close chum), Mrs. C. Harbourne (aunt), Mr. and Mrs. B. Drake (cousins), and Mr. P.W. Boxall.
Members of the staff of Messrs. Henry Ingram & Sons lined either side of the carriageway at the cemetery gates, and as they followed behind the cortege they were joined by many members of the general public. The employees present were : - Messrs. H. Salter, B. Williams, P.R. Maybee, J. Hopkinson, W. Hawkins, A. George, A. Jefferies, C. Maybee, J. Wright, A. Thompson, E. Sharpe, F. Daly, F.A. Stacey, A. Rayner, G. Cooke, H. Sibbick, C. Perkins, H. Blake and D. Drake; and former employees present included Messrs. F. Drake, C. Coleman, and H. Lake.
Amongst the many others present to pay a last tribute of respect we noted the following : - Capt. H.A. Drudge (representing the I.W. Conservative Association and the I.W. Central Body of the Junior Imperial and Conservative League); Dr. J.B. Williamson (District Commissioner of Boy Scouts for the S.E. Wight), Mr. H.J. Hayward (Assistant District Commissioner), Mr. Cyril Du Feu (Scoutmaster of 3rd Troop of Boy Scouts, of which deceased was a former A.S.M.) and Patrol Leader Leslie Rayner; the Rev. H. Haworth Coryton (Rector of Bonchurch), Mrs. Daniel Day and Miss Betty Day, Mr. and Mrs. W. Norris, Mr. A. Lawrence (representing Messrs. Daniel Day & Son and Mr. S.G. Ball), Messrs. T. and G. Brading, Mr. A.W. Lamb (J. Rousell & Son), Mr. C. Deighton, Mrs. A.F. Blake, Mr. E. Morris (Chale), Messrs. J. Sanders, W.H. Harris and E. Loader (High Street Methodist Church), E.J. Harbord (Upper Ventnor Methodist Church), C.J. Perkins (J.R. Wood & Co., Ltd.), G.K. Nash, J. Attrill, H. and F. Border, E. Milligan, A. Childs (I.O. Rechabites), H.E. Eldridge, C. Scott, F.R. Willis, J. Spencer, W. Westmore, F.J. Rolf, W. Grant (representing the Ventnor Conservative and Unionist Association), B. Booth, S.H. Whildey, C.W. Cooper; the Misses Spearing and Channon and Mr. J.W. Bayley, Chairman (representing the Ventnor Branch of the Junior Imperial League of which deceased was a former Chairman), Q.M.S. A.C. Phillips (British Red Cross Ventnor Detachment), Mrs. Spearing, Mrs. S. Williams, Mrs. W.A. Phillips, Mrs. C.E.J. Spencer, Mrs. H. Wheeler, Mrs. A. Hawkins, Mrs. Coleman, Mrs. Jefferies, Mrs. E. Cooper, Mrs. Carley, Mrs. Johnstone, Mrs. J. Bayley and others.
Mr. Arthur Hawkins acted as undertaker, and the bearers were Messrs. P. Jones, B. Dove, E. Carley (present employees) and W. Burden (former employee).
The tasteful decoration of the grave with lovely Spring flowers was a thoughtful labour of love on the part of Mr. Ingram's staff.
The coffin breast-plate bore the inscription : Edward (Ted) George Ingram, died 25th March, 1941, aged 28 years.
Mr. A.J. Sharpe, J.P., C.A., an old friend, was unavoidably prevented from attending the service. There were a large number of exquisite floral tributes, a list of which has been appended : -
(the list of floral tributes has not been transcribed)

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Junior Imperial and Constitutional League
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
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