Thomas Ingram was born on 26 July 1889 in West Derby, Liverpool.
He is still living with his parents and siblings in West Derby in 1911. His elder brother, Richard, is listed as a golf club greensman and he is an ‘under professional’, presumably an assistant. This cannot yet be at Roby as the proposal to lay this course out in Bowring park was only published a month after the census in May 1911. The Roby course was certainly in operation by 1914 as Liverpool City Council agreed to purchase a piece of land from Lord Derby to extend it and Thomas Ingram is listed as the professional at the course at this time. He is only listed as professional until 1915 so it is unclear what he did until mobilised in June 1917. He may have trained with the army as he is listed with the Army reserve from March 1916. He was transferred to the RNVR (Naval reserve) but, as these reservists were not required at sea, they were transferred to infantry battalions with ‘naval’ names, in Ingram’s case the Drake battalion.
He was reported as missing on 25 March 1918 and only in November of that year was the status change to killed in action.
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