|Birth: ||Dec. 10, 1898|
|Death: ||Nov. 19, 1916, France|
Casualty of the Great War, William was a Corporal serving with the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion; Service No: 136438.
William was the son of Denis Joseph Enright and Eliza Jane Enright (McGarry) of 27 Fenning St. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Lance-Corp, William Joseph Enright, who is today reported to have been killed in action, had no previous military experience when he enlisted in Toronto, Nov. 5th, 1915, with the 74th Batalion. This he received at the Exhibition Camp during the winter. He left Toronto in March and reached the trenches in June with another unit. Later he received his stripes for efficiency. Word of his death has been sent to Mrs. Eliza Enright.
Obituary: BALL PLAYER KILLED
Pte. W.J. Enright, of St. Mary's, Lays Down His Life
In the death of Pte. William Joseph Enright, 74th Battalion, eldest child of Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Enright, who was killed in action on November 18th, a well known and popular young man and sportsman, has given his life for his country. Pte. Enright left Toronto with the 74th Battalion and was drafted into another battalion on reaching England. He went to the front in June and had been through the Somme offensive till he met his death. He at least accounted for one Hun, for he sent the helmet home to his parents and stated what a struggle he had had with the burly German in a close-in hand-to-hand fight.
Today the Enright home is deep in mourning for the oldest child of the family who is sleeping in some unknown soldier's grave. Bill Enright was a member of the St. Mary's Club, Bathurst Street, and for several seasons was closely associated with the baseball end of the club. In 1910 he was secretary of the famous St. Mary's Colts, who then were playing junion ball and won the championship of the league. He was well known among the amateur ball players of the west end and his sunny disposition won for him a host of friends. Before joining the 74th, he was attached to the Parkdale Branch of the Canadian Express Company.
Dennis Joseph Enright (1866 - 1934)
Eliza Jane McGarry Enright (1866 - 1930)
William Joseph Enright (1898 - 1916)
Elizabeth Josephine Enright Spurling (1899 - 1983)*
Louez Military Cemetery
Departement du Pas-de-Calais
Plot: II. G. 13.
Maintained by: Barbara Jean Lewis
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56202463