Daniel was born in 1878 in Wolverhampton.In 1881 and 1891 he was living with his parents, Joseph or Thomas and Julia Inskip, at 18 Coseley Street, Bilston, together with his siblings Alice, Harriett, Thomas, William, Julia and Edwin. By 1891 he was listed as a stone mason.
In 1909 he married Maud Aston in Dudley, and by 1911, Daniel and his wife, Maud were living at No 1, back of 35 Gozzard Street, Bilston, together with their daughter, Irene Maud, and Daniel’s sister, Florence. Daniel was a labourer in an iron works. They had a further daughter, Dorothy E., in 1912. According to an Express & Star article 3 April 1915, he worked at Hickman’s Spring Vale Furnaces, and their address was then the back of 6 Millfield Road, Bilston.
Daniel served with the South Staffordshire Regiment for 12 years, and was then mobilised as a Lance-Corporal to the 2nd Battalion on 12 August 1914 (service number 6160).He was wounded on 10 March 1915, and died of his wounds later that day. He is buried at Bethune Town Cemetery, and commemorated on the Priestfield and High Town Ward memorials.