Ingrey, Harry Victor

 Ingrey, Harry Victor

 

 

Military History:

Regiment:
Bedfordshire Regiment

Rank:
Corporal

Regimental Number:
4/6931

Date of Enlisting:
3.1915

Date of death:
21.4.1972

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

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

 

Harry enlisted in March 1915 with the Special Reserve Bedfordshire Regiment, Regimental Number 4/6931.   On 30th September 1915 Harry transferred to the 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment and embarked for the Western Front, France and Flanders. He fought in the Battles of the Somme and Ypres.  In 1918 the Battalion was involved in the battle of St Quentin and Harry was captured and taken prisoner on 22nd March 1918.

Harry survived the war and died at Histon, Cambridgeshire on 21.4.1972.

Harry was awarded the 1914/15 Star, the British War Medal, and the Victory Medal.

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

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:                23.10.1987

Birth Place:                   Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire

Residence:                    Quebec, Canada

Marriage:                      (1) 3rd quarter 1920  (2) 1st quarter 1962.

 

Harry was the fourth and youngest son of Alfred and Hannah (nee Chamberlain) Ingrey, born on 23.10.1897 at Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire. He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell, Hertfordshire.

Harry married Miriam Alice Street in the Biggleswade District, Bedfordshire in the 3rd quarter 1920. They had a daughter, Eileen Alice born in September 1920.

In 1923 Harry and Miriam applied for immigration to Canada. Harry set sail to Quebec on 10.8.1923 stating that he was going to be a harvester in Winnipeg. It appears he went no further than the Quebec area as Miriam and Eileen followed him on  6.6.1924 stating they were going to Asbestos, Quebec. A son, Eric Harry, was born to them in 1933 in Asbestos.

Both Eileen and Eric married and settled in Asbestos, Quebec . Harry and Miriam settled in Richmond-Wolfe, Quebec where Harry was a foreman. It appears that Miriam died sometime between 1953 and 1960.

Harry returned to England and married Nora Rees (nee Bedford) in the Biggleswade District in the 1st quarter 1962.

Harry died at Histon, Cambridgeshire on 21.4.1972

 

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

 

Commentary:

Name:Harry Victor Ingrey
Birth Place:Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire
Residence:Quebec, Canada
Death Date:21.4.1972
Enlistment Place:Not known
Rank:Corporal
Regiment:Bedfordshire Regiment
Battalion:2nd Battalion
Regimental Number:4/6930
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

Comments about this page

  • Harry and Miriam had another daughter Doreen Miriam Annabel Ingry, 15 Jan 1926 – 3 Apr 2010, married Merton Montgomery ( 22 Sept 1915-11 Nov 1984) had 1 boy 3 girls in area of Asbestos Quebec .

    Mert and Doreen were my grandparents

    By Andrew Viger (27/12/2019)

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