Corporal Christopher Inglis

Corporal Christopher Inglis, 1st/4th ( Territorial ) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in Belgium near Ypres on 14th February 1916, aged 22. He had been born at Castleton and was the son of Hector and Agnes Inglis. He is buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium. His father was Stationmaster at Falstone, North British Railway. The photograph shows the impressive Memorial raised to the 50th ( Northumbrian ) Division of which the Battalion was part until July 1918 when it was reduced to cadre and assigned to lines of communication duties. It was erected near the village of Weiltje in the Ypres Salient where nearby on 26th April 1915 the Division had fought its first action of the War only days after landing on the Continent.

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