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John Pitt Ensor

Lieut-Commander - H.M.S. Ukassa
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve


Died in War Service 07 Dec 1942 : Aged 36

Plymouth Naval Memorial - Panel 76, Column 3.

Huthwaite Online WW2 Remembrance

Lieutenant Commander John Pitt Ensor was born 5th November 1906 in Huthwaite. Parents 1904 Q2 marriage between coal miner Mr Harry Ensor living on Blackwell Road, and Miss Kate Elizabeth Pitt from Sutton, raised their family in King Street. That 1911 household is headed by pit deputy father Harry 30. Wife Mrs Kate E Ensor 27 then mothers three children, Marion 6, John Pitt 4, and Ambrosine 2. Their move into 68 Sutton Road offers additional 1939 names for Alan bn 1918 a Cycle & Radio Shop Assistant, whereas Kathleen bn 1922 shares career family preference following John and Marion into School Teaching.

Mr John Pitt Ensor pursued his School Teacher career through a Rotherham 1930 Q4 registered marriage with Miss Edith Anne Housley bn 1911 Chesterfield. Moving into their October 1930 marital home at the Ashperton School House, is where John Pitt Ensor had just been appointed Head Teacher. They reportedly attended grandmothers 1932 Huthwaite funeral. Herefordshire, Ledbury 1939 census suggests Mrs Edith Anne Ensor 28 mothered Zena M 1932, Michael John 1935 and David H P 1936.

Lieutenant Commander John Pitt Ensor served in the second World War with Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, stationed abroad at the HMS Ukassa. That Royal Navy Air Force base in Sri Lanka, Ceylon, is where he was killed 7th December 1942, aged 36.

J P Ensor was given military listing on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, residential remembrance on Ashperton War Memorial, plus home family Huthwaite roll of honour added to the cemetery cenotaph.

14 Aug 12     by Gary Elliott       Updated 09 Feb 20