INCE, William

No Z/9588, Ordinary Seaman, William INCE
Aged 37

R.N. Depot(Crystal Palace), R.N.V.R.
Died of Illness on Friday, 11th October 1918

William Ince was born in Clare (Risbridge Q1-1881 4A:542) son of Harry George and Emma INCE (née BRAYBROOK). Naval records give his date of birth as 9th January 1883 (the year certainly does not match all other records).

1881 census...Aged 3 months, he was at High Street, Clare with his father Harry G [25] clothier born Clare; his mother Emma [27] born Cavendish; widowed grandmother Mary A Ince [52]; aunts Katie INCE [15] and Jannie INCE [10] both born in Clare; cousin Alphaeus ALLEN [15] gardener's apprentice born Glemsford.

1891 census...Aged 10, he was at High Street, Clare with his parents; brothers John [7]and Harold [3]; sisters Annie[8], Ethel [6], Ella [4] and Katie [1]. The new siblings all born in Clare.

1901 census...Aged 20 a tailor's cutter, he was at High Street, Clare with his parents; brother Harold; sisters Ella and Katie.

He married Mabel Nettie PASK (b.3-10-1873) in 1904. Around the time of his death they were at Govan House, Manning Road, Felixstowe, but on the pension card at High Street, Clare.

1911 census...Aged 30, a tailor's cutter, he was at High Street, Clare with his wife Mabel Nettie [37] born Bury St Edmunds and his 3rd cousin Arthur Charles Smith [6]. He inherited his father's share of the family tailoring business on the death of his father in 1912.

The fact that he only has the War Medal indicates that he never entered a theatre of war. Apart from the medal sheet and graves roll, no other RN records have yet been found. The pension card has his death as due to influenza and pneumonia

William Ince is buried in Clare cemetery, grave 877

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