Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant Charles Edward James Ensor

Photo of Charles Edward James Ensor
House and time at Malvern: Sch, 1912 - 1917.

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery.
Died: 18 October 1919 aged 21 in United Kingdom. Died from wounds.
Cemetery: Southampton Old Cemetery 40 F 108

Son of Edward Robert Ensor, of 4, Portland St., Southampton, b. 1898.
Upper IV—Matriculation Class.

'Ensor was called up when his time came to a Cadet Battalion, and obtained a commission in the R.G.A. He went out to France in October 1918, and had only been there a fortnight when he was badly gassed and wounded in the shoulder, in the neighbourhood of the Selle River. Since April last he had been attached to the R.G.A. Records Headquarters at Dover. He died at Shorncliffe Military Hospital, on October 18th. He was a vigorous boy, very keen in all that he did, and his early death was a heavy blow to his parents. ' (Malvernian, Dec 1919).

On 2nd December 1917 he was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in the R. G. A. Hampshire T/F.
He served in France and was gassed and wounded in October 1918.
He suffered from the effects until April 1919, when, on being able to resume light duties, he was attached to the R.G.A. Record Office, Dover. He was gazetted a Lieutenant on June 2nd.
In October 1919, he was seized with a sudden illness, and went to Shorncliffe War Hospital for an operation and died the following day on his twenty-first birthday.
Southampton Cenotaph Biography at Sussex History forum