Other names: Walter William
Locations in this story: Wimborne, DorsetWilton, WiltshireSixpenny Handley, DorsetBalkans
Story: Walter William Ingram was born in Wimborne, Dorset, on 25 Jul 1898 and baptised at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Wilton, Wiltshire, on 11 Sep 1898 the son of Tom John Ingram and Eliza Jane Ingram (nee Mellish). He spent all his life, apart from Military Service, in Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. He had enlisted on 15 May 1915 and joined the Hampshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 17550). He served with the 2nd Battalion in the Balkans where he received severe wounds which required the amputation of his right leg. He was discharged as being unfit for further service on 9 May 1917 and awarded the Silver War Badge No. 169703 along with the Victory and British War Medals and the 1915 Star. He also received a life pension. He married Alice Frances Chapman in Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, on 11 Apr 1925. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 20 Council Houses, Sixpenny Handley, working as a General Labourer. He died on 16 Mar 1968 and was buried in Sixpenny Handley on 21 Mar 1968.