Enid Mary Colley was born at Wickhamford on 2nd June 1908, the elder of two daughters of Charles Henry Colley, a market gardener, and his wife, Rose Ellen (née Huxley). She was baptised at the Church of St John the Baptist, Wickhamford, on 10th June 1908.
In 1910 at the age of two, Enid emigrated to Canada with her family. They left Liverpool on 16th July on Dominion, belonging to the White Star Steamship Line, bound for Quebec. At the time of the 1911 Canadian census they were living in Minnedosa, Manitoba. Her 17-year-old cousin, Vincent, had recently emigrated to Canada and was living with them.
At the time of the 1916 census in June, they were living at 345 Mountain Avenue, Marquette, Manitoba, her father employed as a worker in a railway shop. By December of that year they were living at 369 Elgin Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, when her father joined the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force.
At the time of the 1921 census, Enid was living with her mother and sister at 643 Notre Dame, Winnipeg. It is not known where Harry was and it is thought that her parents may have separated.
Enid married George Allan and had two sons. Enid died at Burnaby, British Columbia, on 14th February 1996, aged 87.