The life stories of those who crewed the first tanks in September 1916

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Alfred Enoch's theatrical family revealed

Posted by firsttankcrews on October 6, 2015 at 6:40 PM

Alfred Enoch, who commanded tank crew D7 on 15 September 1916, served with  D Battalion and then 4th Battalion eventually being appointed adjutant and awarded the Military Cross

He also left a theatrical legacy.

His son William Russell is a Shakepearean actor best known to the public as Ian Chesterton, one of the first compnions to Doctor Who.

His grandson Alfie Enoch is also an actor.  He appeared as Dean Thomas in the Harry Potter films and is currently starring as Wes Gibbins in the American Broadcasting Company legal drama How to get away with murder ,  

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Reply firsttankcrews
4:57 PM on October 7, 2015 

Thanks for sharing the photo and also to you and your colleagues for ensuring his and other graves are kept with honour

Reply Graham 'Penfold' Smith
8:20 AM on October 7, 2015 
I have been lucky enough to trace Capt Enoch M.C.'s final resting place. I have placed a photograph in the gallery section. Stephen, the above information about his surviving family history is fascinating. Perhaps young Alfie may one day be rather famous and appear in "Who do you think you are" What a story he would have to tell.
Kindest regards to all.