Ben Ineson (1892-1915)

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Ben Ineson

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

INESON, BEN. Private. No 4/8254. 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Big Valley, Huddersfield, 19.7.1892. Son of Mr and Mrs Frank Ineson, 263 Thornton Road, Crosland Moor. Educated Mount Pleasant Board School, Lockwood. Employed as a mill mechanic by Messrs Joseph Dyson and Sons Limited, Milnsbridge. Single. Enlisted 6.8.1914. Embarked for France 26.12.1914. Killed in action, 28.3.1915, aged 23 years. Buried HOUPLINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row E, Grave 25.
His father received a letter written by his son's Platoon Commander, F. Bastow, 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment, 18th Brigade, 6th Division, on 30.3.1915, 'I regret to have to tell you that your son, Private Ineson, was killed in action on the evening of March 28th. A bomb from a trench mortar was flung into the trenches which were occupied by the men of my platoon. It burst, killing your son instantly and wounding four others, one of whom died two hours later. Your son Ben was buried in a churchyard behind the lines. Captain Armitage read the burial service. 15 of his comrades and I attended the burial service. Captain Armitage, comrades and I wish you to accept our sincere sympathy. This will be sad news to you but it is the fortune of war. He was killed whilst doing his duty as a soldier. His personal belongings will be forwarded to you through the usual channel.'
ROH:- Lockwood Baptist Church; Rehoboth Baptist Church; St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission