KENTISH Enid Margaret – VAD Nurse
Enid Margaret Kentish was born at Bengal, India on 8th November 1893. She was baptised at Zaruntee Tea Estate, Bengal Dooars on 14th January 1894, the daughter of George Colvile Arden Kentish, Tea Planter and his wife Margaret of Baruntse Mal. By 1901 the family had returned to Britain and George aged 44 (living on own means), Margaret aged 41 and Enid aged 7 were living in Pembrokeshire with 2 servants.
Enid was educated at Grassendale School, a boarding school for girls in Bournemouth, attending the school from September 1908 to July 1911. On the 1911 census she is recorded as a pupil aged 17.
During WW1 she served as a Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurse with the British Red Cross. She became ill while nursing wounded soldiers at Cornelia Hospital, Poole, Dorset and died on 18th August 1916. Her death is not recorded on the Commonwealth War Graves database and it is not known where she is buried. She is commemorated on an individual plaque in St Katherine’s Church, Church Rd, Southbourne, Bournemouth and on a memorial at Grassendale School.