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Henry Ingrouille

Mr Henry "Harry" Ingrouille (Steward, 3rd Class) was born in Vale, Guernsey in the Channel Islands in December 1890.

He was the son of Frederick Alexander Ingrouille (b. 1851), a carpenter, and Mary Ellen Bougourd (b. 1854), Guernsey natives who were married on 7 August 1879.

He had seven siblings: Mary Hubert (1880-1903), Amy Priaulx (1881-1895), Lydia Esther (1884-1898), Frederick Thomas (1885-1962), Lucretia (1888-?), Ada (1892-1919) and Clifford James (1898-1917).

Henry appears on the 1891 census as a 3½ month-old infant, living at Ben-Enfant, Vale with his family and they would still be here by the time of the following census in 1901. His mother died sometimes after this census, perhaps not long after. Having weathered the loss of several children as well as his wife, Harry's father and two offspring, Ada and Clifford, were shown on the 1911 census whilst still residing at Ben-Enfant.

Harry left the Channel Islands to strike out for work and he was shown on the 1911 census working as a liftman at the South Western Hotel, Canute Road, Southampton, one of his colleagues being another future Titanic crewman and fellow Channel Islander Frederick Allen. One of their guests at the time was Titanic surgeon William O'Loughlin.

He later joined the merchant service, first serving aboard Teutonic. His father died on 19 January 1912 and Henry returned home to Guernsey to attend his funeral, residing with his elder brother Frederick at La Turquie.

When Ingrouille signed-on to the Titanic on 6 April 1912, he gave his address as 15 Floating Bridge Road, (Southampton). He had transferred from the Olympic and as a third class steward he received monthly wages of £3, 15s.

Ingrouille died in the sinking on which would have been his father's 61st birthday. His body, if recovered, was never identified.

His siblings Ada and Clifford both benefitted from the Titanic Relief Fund as class F dependants.

His youngest sibling Clifford would also die painfully young. The advent of war took him to the front line with the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry and he was killed in action on 1 December 1917 aged 20.

His sister Ada died on 11 March 1919, having never married.

Frederick, his elder brother and last surviving sibling, later worked as a gardener and was married to Lydia Marie Roussel (b. 1886) and raised a family. He died in Vale on 28 November 1962.


1. Frederick Alexander Ingrouille was born 15 April 1851 in Vale, Guernsey and died in Vale, Guernsey on 19 January 1912, aged 60.
2. Mary Ellen Bougourd was born c. 1855 and died sometime after 1892. She and Frederick Alexander Ingrouille were married 7 Aug 1879.


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Titanic Crew Summary

Name: Mr Henry Ingrouille
Age: 21 years 4 months (Male)
Nationality: Channel Islander
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Steward
Last Ship: Olympic
Embarked: Southampton on Saturday 6th April 1912
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Recovered

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