John Robert Ing was born in Long Crendon in Autumn 1917, where he lived with his family until his marriage. He excelled in all forms of sport, at school and captained the school for two seasons when playing in the Anthony-Birrell Cup competition. Prior to the war he was an employee of Major Dyer of Lord Williams’s School, Thame.
Familiarly known as Jack he married Miss Doris Squires in 1938 and settled in Hampden Avenue, Thame, where his wife still lived after WW2.
He had joined the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry early in WW2 and was part of the 1st Battalion that landed in France in late June 1944. They were part of Operation Epsom that was intended to take the town of Caen. Jack was killed on 16th July 1944 in the operations to clear the area around Caen after the town had been taken.
He is buried in Brouay Cemetery, (between Bayeux and Caen) in France and is remembered in Thame on the War Memorial and on St Mary’s Church Memorial Board. He is also remembered on Long Crendon War Memorial.
The Thame Remembers Cross was delivered to Brouay Cemetery, France on 05th June 2015 by David Gregory