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John Arthur Derek Enock (1914-1998).

Derek pictured in the 1930s.

Date of birth: 1914.
Birthplace:
Kingston, Surrey, England.
Date of death:
Monday 21st December, 1998.
Place of death:
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England (aged 84 years).
Cremated: Kent and Sussex Crematorium.
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Father: John Kemp Enock (1878-1957).
Mother:
Olive Marie Enock (nee Lever) (1883-1970).
Siblings:
Olive Joan May Enock (1918-).

Wife: Gwendoline Howe (1921-1998).
Date of marriage: 1953.
Place of marriage:
Eton, Buckinghamshire, England

Children:
Richard John Enock (1954-), Francis Roger Enock (1957-).

Residences.

1920-1922 - 57, Moore Pool Avenue, Harbourne, Birmingham, England.


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1923-1948 - Warwick, England.

'I lived in Warwick for 25 years up to 1948' - Derek's letter to Peter Burdon 13th August 1988. Thanks to Peter's son, Steve Burdon.

1948 - Exmouth, Devon, England.

1973-1989 - 16, Belle Vue Road, Exmouth, Devon, England. 


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Interests.  

Theatre.

Derek was a regular at plays produced by 'The West of England Theatre Company' in Exmouth.

'I still treasure a wad of programmes of the dear old "W of E", starting with the 1949 season, when I first came here. "Pink String & Sealing Wax" was the first I seem to have seen.' - Derek's letter to Peter Burdon 13th August 1988. Thanks to Peter's son, Steve Burdon.

Sports.

'I used to play bowls in the local league at the "Queen & Castle" at Kenilworth [team - Avon Electric]. I expect that lovely grass has long been a car park.' - Derek's letter to Peter Burdon 13th August 1988. Thanks to Peter's son, Steve Burdon.

It appears that Derek was also a member of a miniature rifle club.

Derek featured in various newspaper reports (click to enlarge).

Comments.  

'He was 6ft 3" when he'd finished going upwards. We always got on very happily. He was very kind and he didn't bully me, because if you're that much taller and older than your sister, you can really have a go.' - Joan Enock.

Pictures.

Left to right: Joan Enock, Nellie Enock (wife of Derek's grand-uncle, Robinson), Madge Wildridge (1st cousin 1x removed, Nellie's daughter), Derek and Olive Enock (click to enlarge).


Do you have any more information on Derek? Please contact me at adam.c.enock@gmail.com.

Page updated 11th September, 2016.