Joseph Clarence Inscoe was born on 31 January 1899 in Wolverhampton, the son of Thomas and Mary Ann Inscoe. At the time of her marriage to Thomas, Mary Ann’s surname was given as “Willetts”, but as she appears to have already had two children by this date, it is likely that she had been married before and that this is not her maiden name, although I have been unable to confirm this. In the 1901 census, the family are living at 77 Shepherd Street, and Joseph and his parents is joined by his brother Edward and step-sister Louise Willetts. By 1911, the family are at the same address, but they have had anotehr son, Albert, and have been joined in the household by Joseph’s step-brother John George Willetts.
Joseph enlisted in the Reserves on 6 January 1917, and given the Regiment number 701, later joining the Coldstream Guards with Regiment Number 26103. By this date he was living at 298 Great Brickkiln Street, and was listed as a shipping tacklemaker. He was 6 feet 1 1/2 inches tall, and weighed 160lbs, with brown hair and grey eyes. No further details of his army service are available, but he survived the war and was demobilised on 25 February 1919.
He married Georgina Panter in 1923, but they do not appear to have had any children. I have not been able to confirm details of his death.