Private Robert Ingham

Robert Ingham was born in Dublin, Ireland to Kate Holden on December 22nd, 1893. After immigrating to Canada and settling in the Waterloo region Robert worked as a salesman and spent a year with the 48th Highlanders in Toronto. Upon the declaration of war in 1914, as a member of the militia Robert joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force. At 21 years old Robert was fighting with B Company 2nd Battalion in Belgium during the Second Battle of Ypres. On April 24th, 1915 Robert was killed instantly by a “minenwerfer” shell while in his dugout at the front line trench at Hill 60 in Zillebeke, Belgium. Private Robert Ingham is commemorated at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Service Number: 7752

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“Canadian Virtual War Memorial: Robert Kenyon Housler,” Veterans Affairs Canada, accessed March 21, 2015,