|Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958
Name: David George Ensor
Registration District: Armagh
Event Type: BIRTHS
Registration Quarter and Year: Oct - Dec 1917
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Film Number: 101077
Volume Number: 1
Page Number: 30
Digital Folder Number: 4194696
Image Number: 00210
[RFSS Jul 2011]
|Transcript from the 'SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 31 MARCH, 1953, page 1804' reads|
Awarded the George Medal.
David George ENSOR, D.S.M., Civil Servant, Ministry of Labour and National Insurance, Northern Ireland. (Dungannon, County Tyrone.)
Three officials of the Ministry of Labour and National Insurance at Dungannon were returning by car from the Bank to the Employment Exchange with unemployment benefit money.
On reaching the Exchange two officials got out of the car together. A raider struck one man, who was carrying the bag containing the money, on the arm with a revolver, causing him to drop the bag. The other official ran to telephone the police. Mr. Ensor who was still in the car jumped out and pursued the robber.
The raiders were using a car parked about 20 yards away. During the pursuit the man carrying the bag turned and fired a revolver shot in the direction of Ensor, who jumped for cover in a doorway. He immediately took up the pursuit again and succeeded in catching the man at the door of the waiting car. Mr. Ensor got hold of the bag, but was struck a blow on the head with a revolver. He sank to his knees, momentarily stunned, and as he was in this position the car moved off.
The raiders broke the back window to make a firing space, but Ensor started to run after the car. At the same time the driver of the Ministry car started in pursuit of the raiders. Ensor joined him and
|they chased the escaping car on the road through Donaghmore, travelling at 60 m.p.h.|
In Donaghmore the raiders fired a number of shots at the pursuing car. One bullet pierced the radiator. The raiders' car turned at speed into a cul-de-sac leading to Donaghmotre Station.
The pursuers stopped their car at the entrance to the cul-de-sac and Ensor continued the pursuit on foot another 400 yards but the raiders made their escape across the fields.
|Transcript from the 'SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 14 JUNE, 1945, page 2972' reads |
The Distinguished Service Medal.
Lance-Sergeant David George ENSOR, 1466722, Third Regiment, Maritime Royal Artillery.
[RFSS Aug 2010]
Headstone of David George Ensor 1917 - 1989Annaghmore Parish Church, Co. Armagh© 2010 Sinton Family Trees[RFSS Sep 2010]