Frederick Eli Brickell headstone 02

Frederick Eli Brickell

Surname: Brickell
Other names: Frederick Eli
Other people in this story:
Eli Brickell
Sarah Brickell née Padfield
Emma Brickell née Abel
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
Crediton Road, Canning Town, London
St. John's Church, Enmore Green
Tout Hill, Shaftesbury
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
St. Mary's Church, Acton, Middlesex

Story:
Frederick Eli Brickell was born in 1876 in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, and baptised there in St. John's Church on 25th December, 1876. He was the son of Eli Brickell, a plasterer, and Sarah Brickell (née Padfield). In 1901 he moved to Acton, Middlesex, and married Emma Abel at St. Mary's Church, Acton, Middlesex, on 8th September, 1901. At the time of the 1911 Census they were living at 32 Crediton Road, Canning Town, London, with their two sons and four daughters, where Frederick was working as a plasterer. He enlisted on 6th June, 1916, as a Private in the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 18992) and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He was discharged on 19th June 1917 for medical reasons and returned with his family to live with his parents on Tout Hill, Shaftesbury. He was issued with the Silver War Badge (No. 217609) on 27th July 1917. He died on 16th November 1919 and was buried on 21st November, 1919, south-east of the church in St. John's churchyard in Enmore Green. After his death his widow Emma continued to live on Tout Hill. He is remembered on the Park Walk, Enmore Green and Motcombe war memorials and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury. On the death of Emma Brickell, his widow, she was buried in the same plot in Enmore Green as her husband on 6th March, 1958.      

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  • Names on Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • Park Walk War Memorial 2
  • Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • St. John's Churchyard Enmore Green
  • Emma Brickell grave marker
  • Frederick Eli Brickell headstone 01
  • Frederick Eli Brickell grave
  • Motcombe War Memorial 4
  • Motcombe War Memorial 02
  • Motcombe War Memorial 01
  • Names on Motcombe War Memorial 1
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

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Names on Park Walk War Memorial 1

Henry Charles (Harry) Butt

Surname: Butt
Other names: Henry Charles (Harry)
Other people in this story:
Henry Butt
Emma Jane Butt née Lydford
Frederick Arthur Butt
Reggie Butt
Albert Edward Butt
Locations in this story:
Motcombe, Shaftesbury
France & Flanders
Serre Road Cemetery No. 1, Serre, Pas de Calais, France
St. James Street, Shaftesbury
St. James' Church, Shaftesbury
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
The Brickyard, Maperton, Wincanton, Somerset

Story:
Harry Charles Butt was born in 1892 in Motcombe, Shaftesbury. He was known as 'Harry' for all purposes. He was the son of Henry Butt, a gardener, and Emma Jane Butt (née Lydford). His siblings included Frederick Arthur, born in 1894 and Reggie, born in 1899, who both died in the war, whilst Albert Edward (b.1896) served and survived. His father died in 1901. At the time of the 1911 Census Harry was boarding with a family at The Brickyard, Maperton, Wincanton, Somerset, where he was employed as a farm labourer. The rest of the family lived at 82 St James Street, Shaftesbury. He enlisted in Shaftesbury as a Private in the 5th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 14923). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star medals. He died on 26th September 1916 and was buried at Serre Road Cemetery No. 1, Serre, Pas de Calais, France (grave id. VIII.E.16). He is remembered on the Park Walk and St. James’ war memorials. He also appears on the Roll of Honour in St. James’ Church and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.

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  • Park Walk War Memorial 2
  • Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • St. James' Roll of Honour
  • St. James' War Memorial
  • Names on St. James' War Memorial 1
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

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Reggie Butt
Albert Edward Butt
Frederick Arthur Butt
Park Walk War Memorial 3

Frederick Arthur Butt

Surname: Butt
Other names: Frederick Arthur
Other people in this story:
Henry Butt
Emma Jane Butt née Lydford
Henry Charles (Harry) Butt
Reggie Butt
Albert Edward Butt
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
France & Flanders
Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingaree, Pas de Calais, France
St. James Street, Shaftesbury
St. James' Church, Shaftesbury
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury

Story:
Frederick Arthur Butt was born in 1894 in Shaftesbury and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 7th October, 1894. He was the son of Henry Butt, a gardener, and Emma Jane Butt (née Lydford). His siblings included Henry (Harry) Charles, born in 1892 and Reggie, born in 1899, who both died in the war whilst Albert Edward Butt (b.1896) served and survived. His father died in 1900. At the time of the 1911 Census Frederick was single, was working as a dray boy and living in the family home at 82 St James Street, Shaftesbury. He enlisted as a Private in the 5th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 18774). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 28th March 1918 and was buried at Philosophe British War Cemetery, Mazingaree, Pas de Calais, France (grave id. III.C.24). He is remembered on the Park Walk and St. James’ war memorials. His name also appears on the Roll of Honour inside St. James’ Church and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.

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  • Names on Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • Park Walk War Memorial 2
  • Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • St. James' Roll of Honour
  • St. James' War Memorial
  • Names on St. James' War Memorial 1
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

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Albert Edward Butt
Reggie Butt
Henry Charles Butt
Compton Abbas War Memorial

Frank Dibben

Surname: Dibben
Other names: Frank
Other people in this story:
Alfred Dibben
Sarah Ann Dibben nee Rideout
Claude Dibben
Charlie Dibben
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
Twyford, Compton Abbas
France & Flanders
Compton Abbas, Dorset
East Orchard, Dorset

Story:
Frank Dibben was born in 1891 at Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury. He was the son of Alfred Dibben, a farm labourer, and Sarah Ann Dibben (nee Rideout). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, was working as a farm labourer and living at 45 Twyford, Compton Abbas. He enlisted in Shaftesbury as a Private and joined the 6th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 11282). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 16th February 1916 and his name appears on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres (Panel 37). He is remembered on the Compton Abbas War Memorial, Shaftesbury and on the memorial window in St. Thomas's Church, East Orchard.  His brothers, Claude Dibben and Charlie Dibben, also served in the conflict but survived.

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  • St.Thomas Church East Orchard 1
  • St.Thomas Church East Orchard 2
  • St.Thomas Church East Orchard 3

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Claude Dibben
Charlie Dibben
Compton Abbas War Memorial

Ernest Rideout

Surname: Rideout
Other names: Ernest
Other people in this story:
Mark Rideout
Ellen Rideout nee Adlem
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
Arras Memorial, Arras, Pas de Calais, France
Compton Abbas
France & Flanders

Story:
Ernest Rideout was born in 1895 in Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury. He was the son of Mark Rideout, a carter, and Ellen Rideout (nee Adlem). At the time of the 1911 Census, he was working as a farm labourer and living at 3 Compton Abbas. He enlisted in Shaftesbury on 30th December, 1914, as a Private and joined the 6th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 12703). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and the 1914/1915 Star medals. He died on 12th April 1917 and his name appears on the Arras Memorial, Arras, Pas de Calais, France (Bay 6.). He is remembered on the Compton Abbas War Memorial, Shaftesbury.  

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  • Compton Abbas War Memorial

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Names on Cann War Memorial

Ernest Edwin Fisher

Surname: Fisher
Other names: Ernest Edwin
Other people in this story:
Edwin Fisher or Rideout
Elizabeth Rideout
Locations in this story:
Hardings Lane, Melbury Abbas, Dorset
France & Flanders
Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas-de-Calais, France
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury

Story:
Ernest Edwin Fisher was born in 1895 in Melbury Abbas, Dorset. He was the son of Edwin Fisher or Rideout, a stonemason, and Elizabeth Rideout. His mother, Elizabeth, died in 1896. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, living in Hardings Lane, Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury. He enlisted in Shaftesbury in the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 14506) and joined the 6th Battalion. He served in France and Flanders and at the time of his death held the rank of Corporal.  He died of wounds on 13th April 1917 and was buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas-de-Calais, France (grave id. III.J.6). This cemetery was opened in February 1917 for use by the 8th Casualty Clearing Station and is associated with battles around Arras. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals and is remembered as "Edwin Fisher" on the Cann War Memorial, Shaftesbury.

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  • Cann War Memorial 01
  • Unveiling of Cann War Memorial

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Names on Ashmore War Memorial

James Alfred Rideout

Surname: Rideout
Other names: James Alfred
Other people in this story:
Alfred Rideout
Elizabeth Ann Rideout née Davidge
Locations in this story:
Ashmore, Dorset
France & Flanders
Shaftesbury, Dorset
St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France

Story:
James Alfred Rideout was born in 1890 in Ashmore, Dorset and was baptised there on 2nd November 1890. He was the son of Albert Rideout, a gamekeeper, and Elizabeth Ann Rideout (née Davidge). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a gamekeeper and living at Keepers Lodge, Ashmore. He enlisted in Shaftesbury as a Private in the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 201788). He served with the 5th Battalion in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 11th May 1918 and was buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France (grave id. S.III.H.25). He is remembered on the Ashmore War Memorial, Shaftesbury.

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  • Ashmore War Memorial

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Ashmore War Memorial

Frank Merrifield

Surname: Merrifield
Other names: Frank
Other people in this story:
James Merrifield
Albertina Elizabeth Merrifield née Stone
Beatrice Merrifield née Davidge
James F. Merrifield
Locations in this story:
St. Nicholas' Church, Ashmore, Dorset
Twyford, Shaftesbury
India
Exeter, Devon
Melbury Abbas, Dorset
Shaftesbury

Story:
Frank Merrifield was born in 1893 in Melbury Abbas, Dorset. He was the son of James Merrifield, a carter, and Albertina Elizabeth Merrifield (née Stone). At the time of the 1911 Census he was working as a carter and living at Twyford, Shaftesbury. On 14th September 1914 he enlisted at Shaftesbury as a Private in the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 201098). He joined the 4th Battalion and served in India from 13th December 1914 to 24th September 1917. He returned to the UK and on 22nd December 1917 was discharged on the grounds that he was "no longer physically fit for war service". He had been diagnosed with Tuberculosis which was considered not the result of, but aggravated by, active service and he was granted a pension.

On 14th May 1918 he married Beatrice Davidge in Ashmore. Frank died there on 25th February 1919 and was buried in the churchyard at St. Nicholas' Church. A few days later, on 3rd March 1919, his son James F. Merrifield was born. Sadly the boy died at the age of three. By the time of the 1939 Register Beatrice was living in Exeter and had not remarried.

Frank was awarded the British War medal and is remembered on the Ashmore War Memorial, Shaftesbury.

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  • Names on Ashmore War Memorial

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Names on Ashmore War Memorial

Herbert George Bryant

Surname: Bryant
Other names: Herbert George
Other people in this story:
James Bryant
Elizabeth Bryant née Dodington
Andrew Bryant
Henry James Bryant
Locations in this story:
St. Nicholas' Church, Ashmore, Dorset
Kilmington, Wiltshire
Shrewton, Wiltshire
Halfpenny Cottage, Ashmore, Dorset
Dorchester, Dorset

Story:
Herbert George Bryant was born on 26th January, 1894, in Kilmington, Wiltshire, and baptised at St. Mary's Church, Kilmington, on 3rd February, 1895. He was the son of James Bryant, a shepherd, and Elizabeth Bryant née Dodington. His siblings included Henry James Bryant (b.1891) who also died in the war. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a shepherd and living with his grandfather, Andrew Bryant, in Shrewton, Wiltshire.

On 18th June 1915 he enlisted at Dorchester as a Private in the 7th (2nd Reserve) Battalion, 'B' Company of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 15040). He gave his residence on enlistment as Halfpenny Cottage, Ashmore. Within a few weeks of enlistment there would appear to have been a breakdown in his health and he was discharged on 22nd Jan 1916 as "no longer fit for War Service". He was granted a pension on the grounds that his condition was "aggravated by service since the declaration of war". He died at Ashmore on 22nd January 1918 and was buried on 26th January, 1918, in the churchyard at St. Nicholas' Church, Ashmore. There is no mention of his burial in the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but he is remembered on the Ashmore War Memorial, Shaftesbury.

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  • Ashmore War Memorial

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Henry James Bryant
Names on Ashmore War Memorial

Henry James Bryant

Surname: Bryant
Other names: Henry James
Other people in this story:
James Bryant
Elizabeth Bryant née Dodington
Herbert George Bryant
Locations in this story:
Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Middle Chase, Bowerchalke, Wiltshire
Egypt
Palestine
Jerusalem War Cemetery, Churchhill Boulevard, Jerusalem
Kilmington, Wiltshire

Story:
Henry James Bryant was born on 14th September 1891 in Kilmington, Wiltshire and baptised st St. Mary's Church, Kilmington, on 27th March,1892. He was the son of James Bryant, a shepherd, and Elizabeth Bryant (née Dodington). His siblings included Herbert George Bryant (b.1894) who was also died in the war. At the time of the 1911 Census Henry was single, working as a farm labourer and living at Middle Chase, Bowerchalke, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Shaftesbury as a Private in the 2/4th Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 201091). He gave his address at the time as Ashmore. He served in Egypt and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 24th November 1917 and was buried at Jerusalem War Cemetery, Churchill Blvd. (grave id.G.10). He is remembered on the Ashmore War Memorial, Shaftesbury.

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  • Ashmore War Memorial

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The Keep Military Museum
Herbert George Bryant