In Memory of


2nd Div. Ammunition Col., Royal Field Artillery
who died on
Saturday, 7th September 1918. Age 20.

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Son of James and Elsie Ingram, of Waulkmill Cottage, Insch, Aberdeenshire.

Jas Ingram, Old Toll, Driver RFA. Brother of John Ingram.
He was born at Premnay and enlisted at Aberdeen, killed in action, served France & Flanders.

His father was a railway wayman. His parents Elsie Martin d 18/3/1946 age 86. James C Ingram d 3/1/1949 age 83. Both interred Insch Cemetery.

Was a farm servant in the district.

War & Victory Medals

B Cert : Born Kennethmont 18/12/1897

CWGC records, previously buried at Vaulx Churchyard Extension, map ref 57C.C.26.C.8.5

Service Notes

Divisions had Brigades of artillery in support and in general the Artillery Brigade consisted of A, B, C and D Batteries.
A,B and C were usually 18 Pdr Field Gun Batteries and D was usually 60Pdr Howitzer Battery.
In the later years of the War X,Y and Z Batteries were added these being Trench Mortar Batteries.

The really heavy guns were operated by The Royal Garrison Artillery.

Brigade Ammunition Column
The Ammunition Column numbered 158 heads. Commanded by a Captain, with 3 Lieutenants or Second-Lieutenants, the job of the BAC was to bring ammunition and other supplies to the Battery positions from the Divisional dumps. It was divided into two sections. BAC establishment also included a Battery Sergeant-Major , a Battery Quartermaster Sergeant , a Farrier-Sergeant, 4 Shoeing Smiths (of which 1 would be a Corporal), 2 Saddlers, 2 Wheelers, a Trumpeter, 4 Sergeants, 5 Corporals, 5 Bombardiers, 30 Gunners, 96 Drivers and 3 Gunners acting as Batmen. Brigade Ammunition Columns disappeared in May 1916, when they were reorganised into Divisional Ammunition Columns.

7/9/1918. According to the book History of 2nd Div by E Wyrell "During the night of the 7th a rain of heay shells fell about 99th Infantry Bde HQ which were in a dugout on the Doignies-Demicourt road. The brigade transport was passing at the time". Amongst those killed were Capt R M Vaisey and the brigade mess cook a Cpl N G Short. As a Driver James Ingram may also have been killed at this time.

Commemorative Information

Cemetery: VAULX HILL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Reference/
Panel Number:
II. H. 2.
Location: Vaulx-Vraucourt is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 6 kilometres north-east of Bapaume. Vaulx Hill Cemetery is signposted from the village. Take the RD36 direction Lagnicourt up the hill, and the Cemetery can be seen at the road side 1 kilometre from Vaulx-Vraucourt.

Historical Information: Vaulx-Vraucourt village was taken in the spring of 1917, lost (after severe fighting) in March, 1918, and retaken in the following September. Vaulx Hill Cemetery started with just 17 graves of September, 1918 (in Plot I, Rows A and B); the rest of the cemetery was formed after the Armistice by the concentration of graves from other cemeteries and from the battlefields in the immediate neighbourhood. There are now over 850, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly one-third are unidentified and special memorials commemorate 28 soldiers from the United Kingdom and one from Australia, known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials record the names of three Australian soldiers and one from the United Kingdom, buried in other cemeteries, whose graves were destroyed by shell fire. The cemetery covers an area of 2,739 square metres and is enclosed by stone rubble walls. Amoung the burials grounds from which British graves were removed to Vaulx Hill were: CHAFOURS WOOD CEMETERY, Morchies (containing 17 Australian and five United Kingdom graves of 1917). LAGNICOURT AUSTRALIAN CEMETERY (contauining seven Australian graves of 1917 and 27 United Kingdom of September 1918); NEW ZEALAND CEMETERY No. 17, Favreuil (where 22 of the 2nd New Zealand Rifles Brigade were buried in August 1918). SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, Beaumetz-Les-Cam-Brai (Containing 23 Australian and five United Kingdom graves of May, 1917). VRAUCOURT CHURCHYARD EXTENSION (across the road from the Church, and containing 185 United Kingdom and seven Australian graves of 1917 and 1918-a GERMAN EXTENSION also has been removed.)