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George Morby INGRAM

Regimental number5919
Date of birth18 March 1889
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
Other NamesINGRAM, Geroge Morby
INGRAM, Geroge Morby
SchoolSeville State School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarpenter
AddressMurrumbeena, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jean Francis Ingram, Chestnut Street, Murrumbeena, Victoria
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 24th Battalion
Promotion date: 20 June 1918

Lieutenant


Unit: 24th Battalion
Promotion date: 24 October 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 25 March 1917

Victoria Cross


Recommendation date: 27 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Medals

Victoria Cross

'For most conspicuous bravery and initiative during the attack on Montbrehain, east of Peronne, on 5th October, 1918. When early in the advance his platoon was held up by a strong point, Lieutenant Ingram, without hesitation, dashed out and rushed the post at the head of his men, capturing nine machine guns and killing 42 enemy after stubborn resistance. Later, when the company had suffered severe casualties from enemy posts, and many leaders had fallen, he at once took control of the situation, rallid his men under intense fire, and led them forward. He himself rushed the first post, shot six of the enemy, and captured a machine gun, thus overcoming serious resistance. On two subsequent occasions he again displayed great dash and resource in the capture of enemy posts, inflicting many casualties and taking 62 prisoners. Throughout the whole day he showed the most inspiring example of courage and leadership, and freely exposed himself regardless of danger.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Military Medal

night of 15th and 16th March this N.C.O. showed great courage and initiative as member of a bombing section. It was mainly owing to the excellent placing of his bombs, that the enemy bombers, who greatly outnumbered our men, were held off. Later when the enemy returned in force this N.C.O. with 2 men covered the retirement of his party, and by deadly sniping held the attackers off thereby averting serious loss to our bombing party.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Other details

War service: served in the AN&MEF; returned to Australia, 6 December 1915. Enlisted in the AIF; served Western Front.

Medals: Victoria Cross, Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 July 1961
Age at death72
Place of burialFrankston Cemetery, Victoria