Lieutenant Ingleby Stuart Jefferson, R.N


Lieutenant Ingleby Stuart Jefferson, R.N., who was killed in action on July 21st through the torpedoing of H.M. Submarine C34, was the elder son of Dr. Jefferson, medical officer of health for Ripon, and a nephew of Mr. R. I. Jefferson, manager of the Skipton branch of the Bank of Liverpool. Lieutenant Jefferson, who was 24 years of age, was five years at Aysgarth School, and later passed first out of H.M.S. Conway, spending two years at Dartmouth, and then six months as a cadet on H.M.S. Cumberland. He was midshipman on H.M.S. Shannon and H.M.S. Duke of Edinburgh at Alexandretta. Whilst sub-lieutenant on H.M.S. Orion he was transferred at the beginning of the war to a torpedo boat, and afterwards to submarines. Whilst in his first submarine he was awarded the Royal Humane Society's medal for having saved the life of a soldier. He became lieutenant in 1915. He was a good all-round athlete, and played football for the Navy against the Army at Queen's Club in March 1914. He was very popular in Ripon where great sympathy is expressed with Dr. and Mrs. Jefferson.

Lieutenant Ingleby Stuart Jefferson, R.N
Photo and text courtesy of Allan Petcher

Page published Nov. 16, 2013