12510 Sgt Thomas Ingham, 2nd Bn East Lancs Regt.
An August 1914 enlistee, Thomas was born in Burnley, but was living at Hill Street, Padiham at the time of his enlistment in Nelson. He disembarked in France in January 1915 and took part in several actions including the Battles of Neuve Chapelle, Aubers, the Loos diversionary action at Bois Grenier (after which he spent some considerable time in this same sector), the German attack at Vimy Ridge and the Somme offensive before being killed in action in ‘Pallas' Trench whilst awaiting relief following the attack in that location. Thomas is now buried in Hem Farm Military Cemetery at Hem-Monacu.
6 March 1917
Research by David O'Mara