Tunnicliffe, Enoch

Enoch 

Tunnicliffe

1893 - 1917
Aged23
Rank Sergeant
Service no.9/14860
Regiment Leicestershire Regiment 9th Battalion
DiedMarch 2, 1917

About

About
Enoch
Tunnicliffe

Enoch’s parents, Harry Tunnicliffe and Sarah Ann Stone were originally from Stone in Staffordshire, they had two children, William born 1887, Agnes born 1889 before they moved to Northampton where they married in 1890. Harry was a Boot and Shoe Maker and Sarah Ann was a Shoe Machinist. Their daughter Carrie was born the following year. The family moved to Leicester and by 1901 they were living at 68 Sheridan Street. Harry was working as a Shoe Laster and Sarah was a Laundress. After their move to Leicester they had three more children, Enoch born 1893, Clement born 1896 and Gladys born in 1907. By 1911 oldest son William was a Railway Platelayer, Agnes, Carrie and Enoch were working in Boot Manufacturing and Clement at the age of 15 was a GPO Messenger.

Enoch was working as a Shoe Hand when at the age of 21 he enlisted into the army, his paperwork shows that he had previously served in the 1st Royal Scots for 7 days when he was discharged to support his widowed mother. His father had died at the age of 48 in 1912 and was buried at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Knighton.

He had enlisted on 7/9/1914 and was posted to France on 29/7/1915. Following his promotion on 25/9/1916 he was wounded in action on 28/10/1916, later he was able to re-join his unit on 7/11/1916. Not long after on 2/3/1917 he was Killed in Action at the age of 23 and was buried at Vermelles, British Cemetery in France, his inscription reads ‘He Saved Others Himself He Cannot Save Jesu Mercy’.

Clement, Enoch’s younger brother also served it the army. At the age of 19 he joined up on 3/6/1915 after working as a Waggon Repairer. He was in the Leicestershire Regiment, 17th Battalion and was wounded on 14/7/1916 at Mamez Wood on the Somme in France, he was admitted to hospital after being shot in the Elbow, but was able to re-join his unit. On the 10/7/1918 he had to forfeit 19 days pay and was awarded 14 days detention following his Absence without Leave from 17th June until he was apprehended by the Civil Police on 5th July.

Clement survived the war and married Jenifer Morriss at St Michael & All Angels Church on Christmas day 1920, he died in 1958 aged 62.

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