Lieutenant George Mawby (Morby) Ingram

Service number 233, 6, 5919, V82281
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
Unit 24th Australian Infantry Battalion
Places
Conflicts/Operations
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • Second World War, 1939-1945
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.

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Timeline

Date of birth 18 March 1889
Date of embarkation 28 November 1914
Date of enlistment 12 January 1916
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 returned to Australia 05 March 1919
Date of death 01 July 1961