Lance Corporal George Mawby (Morby) Ingram

Service Number 5919
Birth Date 18 March 1889
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Bendigo
Death Date 01 July 1961
Death Place Australia: Victoria, Mornington Peninsula, Hastings
Final Rank Lance Corporal
Units
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 27 August 1917 on page 1829 at position 14
London Gazette 11 May 1917 on page 4601 at position 50

Born at Bendigo, Victoria, George Ingram was a carpenter before joining the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force for service in New Guinea, then enlisting in the AIF. He arrived in France in early 1917. He was awarded the Military Medal for his work near Bapaume two months later.

Ingram was a tall, well-built man and despite illnesses which hospitalised him several times, was in fine form when his battalion took part in the last Australian infantry action of the war, the attack on Montbrehain on 5 October 1918 . When the battalion came under heavy fire, Ingram rushed an enemy post and captured nine machine-guns, killing 42 of the enemy in the process. Several more times throughout the day he displayed great courage, capturing posts and many more prisoners.

After the war Ingram worked as a building foreman and a farmer in Victoria. During the Second World War he served with the Royal Australian Engineers, attaining the rank of captain.

Ingram received the Victoria Cross, the Military Medal, service medals for the First and Second World Wars, and coronation medals for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II.

Rolls

  • First World War Embarkation Roll

    Rank
    Private
    Place of Embarkation
    Melbourne
    Embarkation Ship
    HMAT Nestor A71
    Date of Embarkation
    02 October 1916
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918

Honours & Awards

  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Victoria Cross
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Unit
    24th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant
    London Gazette
    6 January 1919 on page 306 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 May 1919 on page 892 at position 29
  • Honours and Awards:

    Award/Honour
    Military Medal
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Unit
    24th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lance Corporal
    London Gazette
    11 May 1917 on page 4601 at position 50
    Commonwealth Gazette
    27 August 1917 on page 1829 at position 14
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Victoria Cross
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Date of Recommendation
    01 October 1918
    Unit
    24th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Second Lieutenant
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Military Medal
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Date of Recommendation
    25 March 1917
    Unit
    24th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lance Corporal
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Award/Honour
    Victoria Cross
    Classification
    British/Australian gallantry awards
    Date of Recommendation
    21 November 1918
    Unit
    24th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Second Lieutenant

Timeline

Date of birth 1889-03-18
Date of embarkation 1916-10-02
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917-03-25
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-10
Awarded Victoria Cross 1918-10-05 For action at Montbrehain, east of Peronne, France whilst serving with 24 Battalion, 6 Brigade, 2 Division as a Lieutenant
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-11-21
Date of death 1961-07-01

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