Mexborough and Swinton Times, July 29 1916
Sgt E Ingham (York and Lancs)
Sergeant Ingham was also killed on July 1.
His home was in Cooperative Street, Goldthorpe. Mrs Ingham I received the following letter from a warrant officer in her husband’s company:
“It is with the deepest sorrow and with the utmost sympathy that I write these few lines to you, thus fulfilling a promise made to your husband. It grieves me to tell you that he was killed in action on July 1, the morning of the great attack.
It may be of little comfort to you to know that he died as he lived – a brave man, regardless of fear, always ready at the call of duty, and although men were falling all around yet you never wavered, and led his men forward to what was almost certain death.
It is men like him that have made Kitchener’s Army the great success it had been.
May God give His consolation to you and the dear kiddies in your great trouble.
The battalion suffered terribly; no officers returned and only one sergeant. Try and be brave, and remember as he was a soldier you are a soldier’s wife.
May God in His love and mercy look down on you.
D Sheldon, Company Quartermaster Sergeant.