Ingrey, Albert Henry

Ingrey, Albert Henry

Military History:

Royal Garrison Artillery


Regimental Number:

Date of Enlisting:

Date of death:

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour

Albert enlisted on 30th October 1912 with the Royal Garrison Artillery, Regimental Number 37995. In March 1916 he was drafted to the Western Front, France and Flanders.  He took part in severe fighting on the Somme and at Passchendaele. On 31st October of that year he was severely wounded in the back and was evacuated back to England where he was in hospitals at Canterbury and Chatham.  After recovering he returned to his regiment and took up light staff duty at Shoreham.  Albert was discharged on 5th April 1919 as no longer fit for military service.

Albert survived the War and died at Baldock, Hertfordshire on 28th May 1982.

Albert was awarded the 1914/15 Star, the British War Medal, the Victory Medal and the Silver War Badge.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

Family History:

Date of Birth:                26.9.1893

Birth Place:                   Bassingbourn, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Baldock, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                      2nd quarter 1919

Albert was the third son of Alfred and Hannah (nee Chamberlain) Ingrey, born at Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire on 26th September 1893.  He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell, Hertfordshire.  Before enlisting Albert was a farm labourer.

Whilst stationed at Shoreham during the War Albert met Elsie Rene Sheather. They married in the 2nd quarter of 1919.  They had six children born in the Biggleswade/Hitchin/District: Albert A H born 1919, John L born 1921, Joan B born 1922, Norman R born 1925, Kenneth J born 1929 and Mary born 1934.

Albert died at Baldock, Hertfordshire on 28th May 1982.

Alberts’s brothers, Alfred, William and Harry all served in the War, all were wounded, but all survived.


Name:Albert Henry Ingrey
Birth Place:Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire
Residence:Baldock, Hertfordshire
Death Date:28.5.1982
Enlistment Place:Not known
Regiment:Royal Garrison Artillery
Battalion:1st Siege Artillery Reserve Brigade (previously 4th Siege Battery)
Regimental Number:37995
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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