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Help with cause of death please
« on: Sunday 10 February 13 12:10 GMT (UK) »
I have been researching a member of the United Kingdom's Women's Royal Naval Service - Wren Marie Enright who died in the United States. The only details that I have are 'Road Accident'. She was married to James T. Enright of Sea Girt, New Jersey.

She was attached to H.M.S. Asbury a Royal Navy receiving station for R.N. personnel awaiting ships. The station was accommodated in the Berkley Cateret and Monteray Hotels in Asbury Park, Rhode Island, New Jersey.

Is there the remote possibility that someone may know the details of the accident on 31st May 1943?

Grateful for any information.

Tony

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Re: Help with cause of death please
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 10 February 13 12:16 GMT (UK) »
She was attached to H.M.S. Asbury a Royal Navy receiving station for R.N. personnel awaiting ships. The station was accommodated in the Berkley Cateret and Monteray Hotels in Asbury Park, Rhode Island, New Jersey.

There's an Asbury Park in Monmouth county New Jersey but Rhode Island is a separate state  :-\

Added- looks like your topic on another forum?
http://www.worldnavalships.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13960
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Re: Help with cause of death please
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 10 February 13 12:41 GMT (UK) »
She was attached to H.M.S. Asbury a Royal Navy receiving station for R.N. personnel awaiting ships. The station was accommodated in the Berkley Cateret and Monteray Hotels in Asbury Park, Rhode Island, New Jersey.

There's an Asbury Park in Monmouth county New Jersey but Rhode Island is a separate state  :-\

Added- looks like your topic on another forum?
http://www.worldnavalships.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13960

The location details I oobtained from Google =Notes or comments: HMS Asbury was the designation of the accommodation barracks on the US Navy Station on Rhode Island, New Jersey, and appears to have been a satellite of HMS Saker/Saker II, which was the nominal posting for personnel standing by for ships under construction and others who were unattached. So I apologise if I am wrong.

The worldnavalships post was in fact mine.

Tony


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Re: Help with cause of death please
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 10 February 13 13:02 GMT (UK) »
It looks like there is an article about the accident in the New York Times:

http://www.rootschat.com/links/0svg/ 

I might be able to get the full article, but if not, maybe someone else has access.

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« Reply #4 on: Sunday 10 February 13 13:03 GMT (UK) »
There is also a brief article in an Albany, NY newspaper on www.fultonhistory.com.  If you search for the exact phrase Marie F. Enright, it should bring it up.

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Re: Help with cause of death please
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 10 February 13 14:06 GMT (UK) »
Away sorting out DNA matches... I may be gone for some time many years!

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Re: Help with cause of death please
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 10 February 13 14:42 GMT (UK) »
shelleyesqTried 4 times and no sign of Marie L. Enright. At least I can add her age and the fact that she was American. I imagine from that headline it was a collision with a bus.

aghadoweyThanks for the thought but I did find that.

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Re: Help with cause of death please
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 10 February 13 15:11 GMT (UK) »
Did you use the exact phrase search as I suggested?  Did you use www.fultonhistory.com?  I re-tried it, and it was the only article that came up.

The article says Marie F. Enright, not Marie L. Enright.