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Major Christopher Martin Ingoldby MRCS (Eng) LRCP (Lond 1912)
14 Oct 1887 [Louth Lincs] – 22 June 1927 [Sekondi Gold Coast]


Major Christopher Martin Ingoldby was the son of Frederick John Ingoldby of Hull and Madeline Anne Kerr. He received his medical education at the London Hospital, and took the MRCS (Eng) and LRCP (Lond) in 1912. In 1924, he became a Specialist in Pathology.

He was commissioned Lieutenant in the Royal Army Medical Corps on 26 January 1912 and attained the rank of Major in 1924. He served in Mesopotamia, and was mentioned in dispatches in the London Gazette of 12 March 1918. In 1920–1921, he served on the Expedition to Warizistan and received a mention in the dispatch dated 23 October 1921, of Lord Rawlinson of Trent, Commander-in-Chief in India. He was seconded for service in West Africa on 8 October 1924.

Major Christopher Martin Ingoldby died at Sekondi, Gold Coast, on 22 June 1927, aged 39 years.

Service Record — Christopher Martin Ingoldby

26 Jan 1912 Appointed Lieutenant RAMC on probation. Confirmed in rank in August 1912 and was posted to Cork.

Jan 1913 Change of Station from Cork to Kilkenny.

Feb 1913 Change of Station from Kilkenny to Buttevant.

Sept 1913 Change of Station from Moore Park Camp to Fermoy.

Oct 1913 Change of Station from Fermoy to Cork.

Nov 1913 Change of Station from Cork to Fermoy.

Mar 1914 Change of Station from Fermoy to Rawalpindi.

June 1914 Change of Station from Rawalpindi to Jullundur.

30 Mar 1915 Promoted Captain RAMC.

29 Sept 1915 Married Mary Douglas-Hamilton of Winslow Buckinghamshire, daughter of Venerable Hamilton Anne Douglas-Hamilton and Lillie Bowles.

2 Nov 1917 Mentioned in the dispatch of Lt Gen Sir Stanley Maude KCB Commanding-in-Chief Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force for distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty.

4 Dec 1919–19 Mar 1921 Granted the Acting rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

23 Oct 1921 Captain (Acting Lt Col) C M Ingoldby was brought to notice for distinguished service during the operations in Waziristan, 1920-21, by His Excellency Lord Rawlinson of Trent, Commander-in-Chief in India.

Malta 29 Sept 1922 Arrived from England.

Malta 13 Jan 1923 Left for Constantinople.

26 Jan 1924 Promoted Major RAMC.

8 Oct 1924 Served in West Africa on secondment under Colonial Office.

22 June 1927 Died in West Africa aged 39 years.


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  • Succession Books Vol XXIV, Returns of statement of service of RAMC Officers.
  • Deaths in the Services, Br Med J (1927); 2:764 (Published 22 October 1927).