Other names: Albert Charles
Locations in this story: Enmore Green, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, DorsetFranceBasingstoke, Hampshire
Story: Albert Charles Brickell was born on 27 Sep 1889 at Enmore Green, Motcombe, Dorset, the son of Albert Brickell and Emma Jane Brickell (nee Adams). By the 1911 Census the family was living at New Buildings, Enmore Green, Motcombe. Albert married Edith E. Day on 10 May 1915 at Shaftesbury, Dorset. They went on to have three children. Albert enlisted on 12 Dec 1915 but was not embodied until 17 Jul 1917 and joined the Hampshire Regiment as a Private. (Service No. 35975). He served in France and whilst there received two gunshot wounds - one to the left eyebrow and the other to the right thigh. These were sufficient for him to be eventually discharged and on the 20 Jun 1918 he received the King's Certificate No. 3500 and the Silver War Badge No. 414064. Later he also received the Victory and British War Medals. Shortly after his discharge the family relocated to Basingstoke, Hampshire. The 1939 Register shows them living at 'Ashley', Oakley Lane, Basingstoke. Albert was then working as a coach painter. He died in March 1980 in Basingstoke at the age of 80 years.