Albert ENNION
Rank: Private
Number: 18755
Unit: 2nd Battalion CHESHIRE REGIMENT
Date of Death: 8 May 1915
Age: 34
Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium

Albert had been born in Reddish, the son of Louis Ennion. Louis was in business in Great Moor as a provision dealer although, by 1915, the business was being run by his other son, Ambrose. Albert's grandfather, the late Job Ennion, had been a milk dealer operating from Hall Street, Stockport.

As a boy, Albert had received education at St Mary's Day and Sunday Schools, South Reddish. By the time of the 1901 Census, he was working as a greengrocer. It's thought that very soon after that, he left his job and joined the regular army. He had later returned to Stockport , where he had married Hannah Louisa. They had a son and lived at Edgeley Mount Mountfield Road, Edgeley.

Albert had become a painter and was working for Holt Brothers of Cheadle Heath. He was a member of the Stockport Lyceum Spiritualists Society. He must have completed his obligation to the army as a reservist as he was not recalled in August 1914. The 2nd Cheshires were possibly his regular army unit and it seems as though he waited until they returned from India on 24 December 1914 before enlisting with them. He went overseas the following month.

Albert was killed whilst defending the front line from a German attack at the Battle of Frezenberg.

When the Imperial War Graves Commission was collating its casualty information in the early 1920s, Hannah had moved to 95 Vienna Road, Edgeley.

   
           
   
     
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