William Ennoss

Jun 28, 1878

Born in Woolwich, Kent, England


Nov 3, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario 

Ø      Number 59301 (temporary number 22)

Ø      Next of kin given as Flora Grace Ennoss, wife, 63 Water St. E., Brockville, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Teamster

Ø      Previous military experience given as 12 years in the Royal Garrison Artillery in England and 3 years in the 41st Regiment, Brockville Rifles

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to “A” Company 

Appointed to the provisional rank of Sergeant 

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec


May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Jul 1, 1915

Confirmed in the rank of Sargeant


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Oct 23, 1915

Rejoined the battalion from the Trench Warfare School


Nov 27, 1915

While in the front line trenches near La Clytte, Belgium, a German artillery barrage killed 6 men of the battalion, including Sergeant William Ennoss.  He was buried in the Ridgewood Military Cemetery, Voormezeele.

Following the war the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny), Scroll and Memorial Cross were sent to his widow, Mrs. FG Ferguson (she had remarried), c/o the Military Camp, Seymour, Australia


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