Moreland, Joseph Alexander

Moreland, Joseph Alexander (Joseph)


Royal Naval Reserve

Died of disease on Monday 10 April 1916 (aged 41)


Glastry Presbyterian Church


The name J. Moreland is listed on the First World War Memorial Plaque in Glastry Presbyterian Church and in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) Roll of Honour 1914 – 1919 for that church he is described as a Stoker in the Royal Naval Reserve.

Joseph Alexander Moreland was born on 14 June 1874 in the townland of Ballyhemlin and he was a son of Joseph and Mary Moreland (nee McKee) who were married on 23 February 1872 in Glastry Presbyterian Church.  Joseph Moreland from Kirkistown was a son of Alexander Moreland, a labourer.  Mary McKee, a minor from Ballyhemlin, was a daughter of William McKee, a labourer.

Joseph Moreland worked as a labourer and seaman and he and Mary had at least two children:

William (born 26 December 1872 in Ballyhemlin)

Joseph Alexander (born 14 June 1874 in Ballyhemlin)

Joseph Alexander Moreland was a sailor and he joined the Royal Naval Reserve.

Joseph Alexander Moreland and Ellen (Nellie) Beggs were married on 21 August 1905 in Ballyhemlin Presbyterian Church.  Joseph Alexander Moreland, a Stoker in the Royal Navy from Ballyhalbert, was a son of Joseph Moreland.  Ellen Beggs, an embroiderer from Ballyhalbert, was daughter of William Beggs, a labourer (deceased).

Joseph Alexander and Ellen Moreland (nee Beggs) had at least one child:

Mary Anne (born 8 August 1907 in Ballyhalbert)

Ex-Stoker Joseph Alexander Moreland died of pulmonary tuberculosis in Ballyhalbert on 10 April 1916 (aged 41) and his brother-in-law, William Beggs, was with him when he died.

Ex-Stoker Joseph Alexander Moreland is commemorated in Glastry Presbyterian Church.