Joseph Dodson Inglis, Second Steward

Joseph Dodson Inglis, Second Steward, Mercantile Marine, RMS Leinster. Died at sea, aged 41, as a result of enemy action in the Irish Sea on 10 October 1918.

He was born at Dublin on 8 September 1877 and was the son of the late Robert Wainright and Sarah Ann Inglis (nee Owen). He was the husband of Ida Inglis (nee Plant) of 7 Newry Fawr, Holyhead. His father originated from Liverpool and was employed as a Coppersmith. His wife was born at Hulme in Lancashire on 27 April 1887. They married at the Unitarian Church, Upper Brooke Street, Chorlton-upon-Medlock, Lancashire on 3 February 1915.

In 1911 Joseph (33) lived with his widowed mother, Sarah Ann Inglis at 52 Newry Street, Holyhead and was employed as a Steward for the LNWR? His sister, Florence Ada Inglis (27) was also living at the address, as was a Boarder, Henry Williams (26). Joseph was also recorded in the 1911 Census at Kingston Harbour, Ireland employed as a Steward by the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company. His sister Jessie Ellen Inglis married George Lamerton at Holyhead in 1904 and lived at 7 Newry Fawr, Holyhead.

Joseph and Ida had two children, Allan D Inglis (b. Fylde, 1917) and Jeane Courtly Inglis (b. Holyhead, 1919). Ida was obviously expecting her second child when her husband was killed. She remarried at Fylde in 1928 to Lewis Elliot Hansom, an Accountant, and later died at Blackpool in 1957.

In his will Joseph left his wife, Ida the sum of £449 9s 11d.

Awarded the Mercantile Marine Medal and British War Medal. He was a survivor of the loss of HMT (RMS) Connaught in the English Channel on 3 March 1917.

He is commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial.

Photo of Joseph with the kind permission of Karen Thaler