29 September 2009

14706556 Pte Kenneth Ings, Ox & Bucks Light Infantry

Nineteen year old 14706556 Private Kenneth Ings of the 1st Battalion, Oxford & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry died on the 30th September 1944. He was the son of William Bertie and Elsie May Ings, of Snelston, Derbyshire. He is buried in Valkenswaard War Cemetery in the Netherlands; grave reference II.C.20.

According to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Valkenswaard was the first village to be liberated on the main line of the British advance into Holland in September 1944. The cemetery, which lies in a pinewood, contains over 220 graves, almost all of them are those of men who fell in the fighting in the woods around Valkenswaard during that month. All the men buried here belonged to the forces of the United Kingdom."

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.


Ancestry.co.uk (1939-1945 Roll of Honour)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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