Private Charles Inglis

Private Charles Inglis, Royal Marine Light Infantry. He was killed in action at sea, aged 23, on the 31st May 1916 during the Battle of Jutland. He had been born in Galashiels and was the son of Walter and Elizabeth Inglis of 49 Glendinning Terrace, Galashiels. He had been employed as a millworker when he enlisted in 1912 and joined the H.M.S. “Black Prince” in April 1914. The “Black Prince” launched in 1904 was a “Duke of Edinburgh” Class armoured cruiser of 14,000 long tons and a complement of 850 Officers and men including a detachment of Royal Marines. The Ship was part of the 1st Cruiser Squadron and was lost with all hands after coming under fire from at least four German battleships and being struck by at least 12 heavy shells. ( His brothers George and William also fell during the War – see below).

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