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This is another blog post completed by a work experience student, this time by Ryan Sahni from Pool Hayes Academy, Willenhall.

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ingramCyril John Ingram: a sailor who died at the young age of 21. Cyril also known as Frederick was born on the 14th April 1894, he was an “enthusiastic” child according to The Express and Star of whom his parents were very proud of. He was educated in St Andrews Church of England Infant and Junior school and then became a sailor through his later years. Being a sailor, he sailed [on boats which included the] Ganges, Weymouth and the Thetis. He sailed on the majestic vessel “The Princess Irene” and served as a general seaman for the Royal Navy. His parents (Frederick Ingram and Beatrice Ingram) raised Cyril in a substantially large family which contained Cyril’s 4 siblings. His siblings were named Henry G., Frederick, Frank C. R. and Florence J. Ingram. His family resided within Wolverhampton, Court Road, Whitmore Reans. Cyril however sadly died through internal explosion of the vessel he worked on [the Princess Irene] in 1915 on the 27th of May.

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Further information found but not included in the blog post:

  • He was born at Wightwick.
  • He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial
  • The Princess Irene was blown up off Sheerness.
  • He had been home in Wolverhampton the week before his death
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