Lieutenant George Mawby (Morby) Ingram

Service number 5919
Ranks Held Lance Corporal, Lieutenant, Private, Second Lieutenant
Birth Date 18 March 1889
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Bendigo
Death Date 01 July 1961
Death Place Australia: Victoria, Mornington Peninsula, Hastings
Final Rank Lieutenant
Service Australian Imperial Force
Units
Places
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Biographical information They dared mightily. in 1963
Published in London Gazette in 1917-05-11
Published in London Gazette in 1919-01-06
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-08-27
Description

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

  • Honours and 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:

    Unit
    24th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant
    London Gazette
    06 January 1919 on page 306 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 May 1919 on page 892 at position 29
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    24th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lance Corporal
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    24th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Second Lieutenant
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    24th Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Second Lieutenant
  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Private

Timeline

Date of birth 18 March 1889
Date of embarkation 02 October 1916
Date of recommendation honour or award 25 March 1917
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918-10
Awarded Victoria Cross 05 October 1918 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 21 November 1918
Date of death 01 July 1961