8th December 2015 Edward Ingram Edward was born in Stamford but his parentage is uncertain and no-one else called Ingram was in the workhouse in 1911. In 1901 Edward was 3 years old living with his grandparents and 4 of their younger children at 10 Malting Yard. Samuel, his grandfather was a builder’s labourer. His grandmother died in 1905 and his grandfather early in 1911 so it is likely that one of these events led to him entering the Children’s Home. When he enlisted in 1915, he was a foundry labourer and his address was 37 East Street, the home of his aunt Emma Thrift (née Ingram). His military records show that he had no siblings and she was his next of kin. She had married George Thrift in 1902, aged 22 years, and they had no living children so if she was actually Edward’s mother, she would probably have had him living with her sooner. He was probably the child of one of her older sisters. Arras Memorial (There is also an E. Ingram on the Gordon Boy’s list. If he did go to the Gordon Boys’ Home, it would have been soon after the 1911 census.) Edward joined the Lincolnshire Regiment but was transferred to the 11th Battalion of the East Yorks Regiment before 1917. He left Folkstone for Boulogne in September 1916 and on 3rd May 1917, not many months later, he was reported missing in France. His death is recorded on the Arras Memorial and on both the memorials at St Martin’s and St George’s Churches in Stamford.