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Stanley Jack Ingram

Tpr. Stanley Jack Ingram, 558447, 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars

Enlised at Woolwich on 13th January 1938 and posted to 10th Royal Hussars. Transferred after a year to 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars in December 1938 (Cairo). He took part in the Desert Campaign from Buq Buq to El Mechili when he transferred to the 5th Royal Tank Regiment in May 1941. He was taken prisoner at El Adem on 2nd June 1942 and was interviewed by General Rommel. He escaped from an Italian prisoner of war camp in 1943. He was on the run for six months. On recapture he was sent to a camp in Germany, where he worked in the salt mines. He was released from the camp in May 1945 and transferred to the RAOC in August 12945. He took his dischage on 26th June 1946.

In civilian life he became an ice-cream seller, riding a tricycle. Later he drove for a milk company and subsequently for a builder's merchant. In 1947 he married Eileen and moved to Sunbury-on-Thames, where he worked as a greengrocer. In 1957 they moved to Bracknell, Jack becoming the manager of a greengrocer shop. He was made redundant in 1975, when we went on to work for Ferranti until his retirement in 1987. Eileen and Jack had five children, seven grandchildren and three great-grand children.

1939-45 STAR