ID OOD_003 Article from Mersea Museum / Edwin Sparrow

TitleHector Ingate - lost on HMS RAWALPINDI
Abstract

Hector Ingate

INGATE Hector. Seaman: Royal Naval Reserve: H.M.S. Rawalpindi: Age: 39 Date of Death: 23/11/1939: Service No: C/6075D. He had lost 3 brothers in World War 1.

He was the son of Walter and Grace Ingate; husband of Mrs. W. L. Ingate, of Tollesbury, Essex. His next of kin was his wife Louise Winifred. His height was 5 foot 7 inches, complexion fair & eyes blue. His religion was shown as Congregational on his RNR record. His date of birth was 25/9/1900.

His RNR record shows also: - That he enrolled on the 29/1/1924 with number A 11544 re-enrolled 19/2/1934 number B7206, re-enrolled 21/2/1939 number D 6075. (His final records also show further information under a final service number of C 6520). Three Good Conduct badges had been awarded by 6/3/1937. Plus for 15 years service he had received the RNR Long Service Medal 16/12/1941.

The Sailing Record for his civilian life shows he alternated between fishing & yachting: -

GRAVETTE yachting 1/7/1924 to 14/10/1924; CHEPSTOW CASTLE Castle ( 135294) voyage to Mauritius 31/10/1924 to 16/2/1925; SUNBEAM (70573) yachting 24/4/1925 to 11/9/1925 & 14/3/1926 to 25/8/1926; PARAGON (CK73) fishing 19/1/1927; SUNBEAM yachting 6/7/1927 to 10/9/1927 Penzance to Southampton; ETHEL MAY fishing 31/12/1927; SUNBEAM yachting 7/3/1928 to 14/9/1928 out of Southampton; Smack ALBERTA (CK318) fishing 9/2/1929; MAYAN yachting 12/4/1929; Smack ALBERTA (CK318) fishing 15/11/1929; SUNBEAM yachting 8/? 1930 to 13/9/1930 out of Southampton; Smack ALBERTA (CK318) fishing 1/1/1931; CANDIDA yachting 17/4/1931; Smack ALBERTA (CK318) fishing 7/11/1931 & ¼/1932; CANDIDA yachting 7/7/1932; Express fishing 21/1/1933; SUNBEAM II yachting 8/4/1933 to 2/9/1933 out of Southampton; ROSINA fishing 30/8/1934; Smack ALBERTA (CK318) fishing 21/2/1935; ZELITA yachting as mate 31/8/1935; Smack ALBERTA (CK318) fishing 11/12/1935; EMMA fishing 29/8/1936 & 13/10/1936 plus 24/3/1937; Smack ALBERTA (CK318) fishing 29/5/1937, 1/1/1938 & 6/4/1939.

Service Record shows training every 2 years:-

Depot Chatham 18/2/1924 to 3/3/1924; HMS CALLIOPE 4/3/1924 to 7/3/1924; HMS HECLA 8/3/1924 to 30/3/1924; Depot Chatham 17/9/1926 to 22/9/1926; HMS AJAX 23/9/1926 to 29/9/1926; HMS STORK 30/9/1926 to 14/10/1926; Depot Invergordon 17/9/1928 to 25/9/1928; HMS REPULSE 26/9 1928 to 14/10/1928; Depot Invergordon 17/9/1930 to 24/9/1930; HMS REPULSE 25/9/1930 to 7/10/1930; Depot Portsmouth 20/12/1932 to 27/1/1932; HMS VERNON 28/1/1932 to 9/2/1932; HMS PEMBROKE 16/10/1935 to 23/10/1935 Chatham; HMS SCOUT 24/10/1935 to 5/11/1935; HMS VICTORY I 3/3/1937 to 9/3/1937 Portsmouth; HMS WINCHESTER 10/3/1937 to 23/3/1937; HMS VICTORY I 1/3/1939 to 7/3/1939 Portsmouth; HMS ARGUS 8/3/1939 to 20/3/1939.

Then War Service:- HMS PEMBROKE 6/10/1939 - 12/10/1939 "called out by proclamation"; HMS RAWALPINDI 13/10/1939 - killed 23/11/1939

1939-45 War Star 1939-45 Atlantic Star 1939-45 War Medal 1939-45 RNR Long Service Medal

1939-45 War Star; Atlantic Star; 1939-45 War Medal; RNR Long Service Medal

His brothers Walter, Frederick and Joseph Ingate fell in the 1914-1918 War and his brother Claude was also wounded. His brother William was invalided out of the Royal Navy in World War 2.

Hector is commemorated on the Commonwealth War Dead Memorial Reference: 34, 1. Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL. His name is recorded on the Roll of Honour at Saint Mary's Tollesbury.

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AuthorEdwin Sparrow
SourceMersea Museum
IDOOD_003