Charles Stewart INGLIS
1881 Census year and exciting events shortly after the census
Charles is shown onboard HMS Doterel on Sunday 3 April 1881 Cenusus - he is shown as Charles S Inglis - Clerk - Single - 17 - Born Southampton Shirley Hampshire
Below shows what happened shortly afterwards!!! - The ship exploded and nearly all the crew were killed - however young Charles was one of the lucky few!!!
THE LOSS OF THE DOTEREL
The following telegram from Montevideo was received yesterday morning at the Admiralty:--
"The Doterel totally destroyed and sunk by explosion of fore magazine at Sandy Point, ten a.m., April 26th. Cause unknown; supposed boiler burst and exploded magazine. Twelve survivors, all well, proceeding in Britannia, for Liverpool. Stokes remains Sandy Point awaiting orders. Have telegraphed Pacific and Jones.
"Survivors. -- Evans, Commander; Stokes, Lieutenant; Colborne, paymaster; Walker, engineer (Garnet); Baird, carpenter; Pengelly, gunner's mate; Trout, quartermaster; Ford, caulker's mate; Walker, shipwright; James Smith, ordinary; Turner, stoker; Summers, Marine, discharged; Inglis, clerk; Miggeridge, sick bay man; Hays, private; Motton, A.B.; John Ellery, A.B., deserted.
"Dead. - Eight officers, 135 men."
Admiralty, May 4.
At the time the court marshall came to the conclusion that it was a boiler explosion that also took out the magazine - however some time later there was a similar explosion on another ship and eventually one of the survivors remembered that there was a similar smell just before the explosion and it was traced to a new type of paint that had been used
1897 - Promotion
The London Gazette 1945
TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 1897
Admiralty, 5th April, 1897. IN accordance with the provisions of Her Majesty's Order in Council of 22nd February, 1870 —
The undermentioned Assistant-Paymasters have been promoted to the rank of Paymaster in Her Majesty's Fleet:—
Charles Stuart Inglis.
Dated 1st April, 1897.
Officers and men of the Naval and Manning Brigade who served ashore South Africa with Naval Guns
|Name||Charles S Inglis|
A little research has found that Charles was on HMS Tartar which was one of the ships sent to South Africa from which they removed the guns and took them on shore to help in the fight against the Boers - as Charles was a paymaster I doubt if he was directly involved in action.
Legion of Honour Chevalier
|Name||Charles S Inglis RN|
|Ship on which serving or servive for which given||Dardanelles 1914 - 1916 and Naval Transport Staff Alexandria hour 1917|
|Name||Inglis Chas S|
|Rank or Rating||Payr Commr|
|Medals etc Earned||V B|
|How issued or disposed of||S|
|Official or Regimental Number|
|Name||Inglis C S|
|No of medal||7006|
|Rank or Rating||Payr|
|No on Ships Rolls||3/8|
|When delivered or sent||NB Medal sent to party 24 Oct 01|
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