PRESTON ANTHONY AUGUSTUS ENRIGHT

Preston is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.

 

Born: 3rd April 1899, Ipswich.

Died: 2nd November 1918; age: 19; Sopwith Camel aircraft spiralled out of control and crashed into the Aegean Sea off the island of Lemnos.

Residence: St. Nicholas’ Church Rectory, Brandiston, Norfolk.

 

Rank: Lieutenant/Pilot.

Regiment: Royal Air Force, 22 Squadron.

 

Medals Awarded: Distinguished Flying Cross.

 

Memorial Reference:

Doiran Memorial,

Greece.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the Rev. John Anthony Enright & Mrs. Alice Augusta Enright, of Haverland Vicarage, Cawston, Norfolk.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   13, St. Paul’s Road, Margate, Kent.

 

Preston was a year old and living with his parents, siblings and maternal aunt.

John Anthony Enright, 42, a Clerk in Holy Orders – CofE, born Birkenhead, Cheshire.

Alice Augusta Enright (nee Brown), 37, born Lakenham, Norfolk.

Dorothy Louisa Enright, 6, born York, Yorkshire.

Anthony Basil Enright, 5, born Wickham Market, Suffolk.

Jessie Chantelle Brown, 24, born Norwich, Norfolk.

1 nurse.

 

1911   Kirk Ella, Preston Down Road, Paignton, Devon.

 

Preston was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John, 52, a Clerk in Holy Orders.

Alice, 47.

Dorothy, 16.

Anthony, 15.

1 general domestic servant.

 

Probate to the Rev. John Anthony Enright – father.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Rev. John Anthony Enright – father.

 

Preston’s brother Anthony Basil Enright also lost his life on the 11th May 1917, from wounds received at Arras while leading an infantry attack. Anthony was ranked a Second Lieutenant for the Royal Field Artillery, ‘D’ Battery, 17th Brigade. He was laid to rest at Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Anthony had been a student at the University of London.

 

Preston and Anthony are commemorated on a private memorial at St. Nicholas Church, Brandiston, Norfolk.

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