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Laid to rest at the Field of Honour
Born: 1891, Murra Warra, Blackheath, Victoria, Australia.
Died: 24th July 1916; age: 25 years & 3 months; Died of Wounds received in France at the Northgate Ward, of the East Suffolk & Ipswich Hospital, Ipswich. Fractured Spine – Acute ascending myelitis of cord.
Place of Association: Blackheath, Victoria, Australia.
Enlistment Details: Date: July 1915; Age: 24 years & 3 months; Occupation: Farmer; Religion: Methodist. Next of kin address: 28, ‘Warilda’ Urquhart Street, Horsham, Victoria. Height: 6ft, fair complexion, light blue eyes & light brown hair. 2 small moles on the left side of the forehead, and one on the right side of the forehead.
Date of Embarkation – 8th February 1916. Place of Embarkation – Melbourne – Ship – H.M.A.T. ‘Warilda’ A69.
Wounded in France on the 15th July 1916 – admitted to 13th General Hospital – Boulogne – 16th July 1916 – Gun Shot Wound of Spine – Lumbar Region.
Embarked on the H.S. ‘Cambria’ – 18th July 1916 – Boulogne.
Admitted to the East Suffolk & Ipswich Hospital – 18th July 1916.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 3840.
Regiment: Australian Imperial Force, Australian Infantry, 57th Battalion.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Thomas & Sarah Jane Ingleton, of Blackheath, Horsham, Victoria, Australia.
FAR FROM HOME AND KINDRED
On Friday afternoon the funeral took place at the Ipswich Cemetery, amid universal testimony of respect, of Prvt. C.H. Ingleton, of the 59th Regiment, Australian Contingent, who died in the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital on Monday as the result of wounds received in France. He was one of the badly wounded cases received with the last convoy about ten days ago, from the beginning there was very little hope entertained of his recovery, and he passed away as already stated.
A stranger in a far off land, Prvt. Ingleton was denied the solace of seeing any of his best loved ones ere his death, but though among strangers he was among friends, who were not willing that the sacrifice which he had made for the Empire should go unrecognised. When he was received in the Hospital he was put on Northgate Ward, the best of the military wards erected after the outbreak of war. In the sad circumstances it was felt that all honour should be paid to one who had given his life for the Empire, so far away from his friends, and home, and therefore a full military burial was arranged. With the departure within the last few days of the 58th Division from the district, the duty of fulfilling the final honours to the memory of the deceased fell upon the 1st (Ipswich) Battalion of the Suffolk Volunteer Regiment. Prvt. Ingleton’s home is at Kia-Ora, Blackheath, via Horsham, Victoria, Australia, and it will be a comfort to his parents and relatives to know that nothing was left undone to show the love and esteem in which the Mother Country holds a son of her Empire.
Among the mourners present were Sister Collet (Deputy-Matron), Sister Violet Elkington (Northgate Ward), Mr. A. Griffiths (secretary to the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital), and a party of deceased’s fellow wounded from the Hospital. The officiating clergy were the Rev. M.E. Welldon, Chaplain to the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital, and the Rev. H.J. Gliddon.
The burial place was in the Field of Honour, the Volunteers forming up on each side of the grave. After the committal service which was conducted by the Rev. H.J. Gliddon and the Rev. M.E. Welldon, the usual three volleys were fired after which the bugles sounded the “Last Post,” and the remains of one of the sons of the Empire, who had left his home and his kindred to sustain untarnished the name of the Motherland, were laid to rest. The coffin, which was of polished oak, bore the inscription: “C.H. Ingleton, died July 24th, 1916, aged 25 years.”
Among the beautiful floral tributes which were laid on the coffin were “To a soldier of the Empire, a last token of esteem,” from Sydney Bland, Mayor of Ipswich; Nursing Staff, Northgate Ward; from the Australian comrades in Hospital; patients, Northgate Ward; the Rev. M.E. Welldon (Chaplain, East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital); Earl Cadogan and members of the South Volunteers; Mrs. L.C. Cranfield, Mrs. E.C. Ransome, an old resident of Australia; the Victoria League; “To a gallant soldier, from C.B.” and others.
Father: Thomas Ingleton, born December 1863, Beaufort, Victoria, Australia.
Mother: Sarah Jane Ingleton (nee Holland), born 1866.
A Testament & diary belonging to Charles was sent to his father, Thomas.
Ernest Ingleton at his brother’s grave in Ipswich cemetery.
Thomas also received ‘Where The Australian’s Rest’ on the 17th November. The Memorial Scroll & King’s message on the 2nd December 1921. The Memorial Plaque on the 3rd August 1922, and the Victory medal on the 3rd August 1923.
with special thanks to Cathy Sedgwick for extra research and assistance:
1918 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper report.
Every year ,close to remembrance Sunday local Primary schools hold a service at the graveside where children lay crosses at every grave.