Besley Charles Robert Ingram Major 37810

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Name Besley Charles Robert Ingram
Army number 37810
Rank Major
Decorations M.B.E. (Military Division) gazetted 7/3/1941. M.C. - gazetted 11/10/1945.
Date of birth 1907 at Totland, Isle of Wight.
Age 34 at the time of his death.
Unit Cadet - Durham School Contingent ACF. Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 5th Battalion, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, 25/3/1927. Posted 9th Battalion RNF. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. Killed in Action - Singapore - 14/2/1942.
Company/Battery Not yet confirmed.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Company Commander?
Joined Brigade
Promotions Lieutenant, Captain, Major.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War No - killed in action before the force was surrendered.
Died/Killed in action KILLED in ACTION 14/2/1942. Interred 23/5/1942 at Hill 105, North West Junction of Thompson and Braddell Roads. Re-Buried 23/5/1946 Grave 14.D.12. Kranji War Cemetery. No headstone inscription.
Home address Son of Charles Holland Besley (1869 - died 7/5/1940) and Edith Besley (1884 - 1970). On 1911 Census in Portsmouth. Resident in Monkseaton 1936. Married 22/12/1938 to Kate Patricia Wood (1912 - 2007) in Blackpool, Lancashire. Husband of Kate Patricia Besley of Caversham, Reading, Berkshire.
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