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Ingram-Johnson, R.J.T., 2nd Lieut., 1915

R.G.T. Ingram-Johnson

In Trois Arbes Cemetery, Steenwerck is the Commonwealth War Grave of Second Lieutenant Reginald James Theodore Ingram-Johnson, serving with the Durham Light Infantry who died 10/07/1915.

The following has been submitted by Anita Carroll:

Reginald James Theodore Ingram-Johnson. Born October 1894, son of Dr Reginald Edward & Florence Anne of Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Ceylon (22/10/1920) later of The Strand Hotel, Rangoon, Burma.

Native of South Moor (he had a large colliery GP practice at South Moor, Co Durham) known as ‘Theo’. Brother of Ronald Edward Sidney Ingram-Johnson, Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Army.

He attended Rossall School, Fleetwood, Lancashire and then Durham University studying medicine and was a member of the Officer Training Corps at both Schools. He was also a member of the South Moor Cricket Team.

Enlisted 7th November 1914. Trained in South Shields with the 3rd Battalion Durham Light Infantry and was then attached to the 2nd East Lancashire Regiment. He left for France on the 28th June 1915 and was wounded on the night of 8th July whilst in charge of a fatigue party. He died of wounds on the morning of Saturday, July 10th. He was 20 years old.

Reginald James Theodore Ingram-Johnson is remembered at South Moor S129.02. There are also 2 Brass Plaques in memory of Reginald James and his father Dr Reginald Edward inside St Georges's Church (left side of the altar), S129.06 as well as their family headstone.

The CWGC entry for 2nd Lieutenant Ingram-Johnson

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk