Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Ingold Lane
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Street Name: Ingold Lane
Name of Veteran: Percy Charles Ingold July 19, 1902-June 14, 1968
Rank: Royal Marine Gunner
Ship Served: HMS Ajax
Date of Service on Ship: 1939 to 1945
Year of Visit/Dedication: June 2002
Veteran or Family Visit: Pat Bedford, daughter
Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes
Died at Battle: No
Percy Charles (Charlie) Ingold was born on July 19, 1902 to Charles and Charlotte in Hatfield Broad Oak, in the county of Hertfordshire, England. He grew up in Hatfield Broad Oak with his parents, sister Rose and five brothers; Alfred, Burt, Walter, Reginald, and Stanley. Percy worked as a Butler until he joined the Royal Marines on October 8, 1920 at the age of eighteen. At the time of the Battle of the River Plate he was already a seasoned Marine with nineteen years of service behind him.
Percy married Edith Margaret Cleal on August 24, 1935 and they had four children; Patricia (1936), Robert (1941), Michael (1944), and Pamela (1951). Percy spent twenty five years in the Royal Marines and was awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medals. After the war he worked for H.J. Heinz in London as a night security officer.
Percy died shortly after retirement at the age of sixty five.
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