Ingram, Gerald Sclater

Only son of the late William Ingram of 77 Eccleston Square, London and Beatrice, nee Crofts, he entered the School from Horris Hill. He went to Christ Church, Oxford, in 1910 and on leaving the University in 1913 obtained a commission in the 2nd Battalion Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. He joined them in South Africa in April 1914, and returned with them to England at the outbreak of war in time to join the 7th Division. He fell in action at Zonnebeke on October 21st, 1914, at the beginning of the First Battle of Ypres. Later the Brigade’s Commander was criticised for siting his positions badly, thus causing excessive casualties among his own men. Another OW in 22 Brigade, Captain William Miles Kington DSO (D, 1889-1890) Royal Welch Fusiliers, was killed in action at Zonnebeke on the same day (see individual entry).

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Ingram
  • Forenames or initials: Gerald Sclater
  • House: E
  • Years in School: 1904-1907
  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Regiment: The Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment
  • Date of Birth: 24th July 1890
  • Date of Death: 21st October 1914
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer C6
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Unknown but commemorated on Panels 11-14 of the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL, YPRES