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Reference JGE
Title Documents of Joseph Guy Enock (1902-1983)
Dates 1890s-1980s
Level of description Fonds
Extent 1 box with 17 files containing 247 documents and 174 photographs
Biographical History Joseph “Joe” Guy Enock was born in Willesden, England on the 15th June 1902. Between 1922 and 1926 he was a director at Parkinson, Polson & Co in Eastbourne, and was employed as an executive at Graham-Enock Manufacturing between 1926 and 1939, when he enlisted with the 1st Regiment of the Royal Horse Artillery. The German Army took Joe and his division prisoner-of-war on the 12th June 1940 at St. Valery-en-Caux, France and was forced to march 120 miles to Loos, where Joe managed to break from the line on the 30th June and make an escape to the south of France. Joe reached Portugal through Spain where he arrived in February 1941, and assisted with intelligence work for five months before returning to the UK in July 1941. In the late 1940s, Joe established Joseph Enock Ltd, manufacturers and suppliers of the Enock Diamond Pick-up, The Enock Amplifier, and the Mordaunt Loud Speaker, and was a technical advisor/writer to Decca. Joe married Winifred Mary Frost on the 11th November 1952. Joe died on the 22nd November 1983 at Shaftesbury Hospital, Dorset.
Archival History The collection was given bequeathed to Joe's executors, George & Margaret Collie, upon his death in 1983, and was subsequently gifted to Adam Enock in February 2014.
Scope and content This fonds consists of a wide variety of items relating to Joseph Guy Enock. The items include letters, telegrams, newspaper clippings, notes, post cards, address lists, receipts, photographs, a driving licence, a passport, army forms and pay books, and an original manuscript of an unpublished narrative of his escape from the German Army in 1940