Enmore Green. New Buildings in the foreground

Albert Charles Brickell

Surname: Brickell
Other names: Albert Charles
Other people in this story:
Albert Brickell
Emma Jane Brickell née Adams
Edith Elizabeth Brickell née Day
Locations in this story:
New Buildings, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Oakley Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire

Albert Charles Brickell was born on 27th September 1889 in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, the son of Albert Brickell and Emma Jane Brickell (née Adams). By the 1911 Census the family was living at 7 New Buildings, Enmore Green. Albert married Edith Elizabeth Day on 10th May 1915 at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, Dorset. They went on to have three children. Albert enlisted on 12th December 1915, and joined the Hampshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 35975). He served in France from 22 Oct 1916 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 20th June 1918 he received the King's Certificate No. 3500 and the Silver War Badge No. 414064 and a small pension. He also received the Victory and British War medals. The 1921 Census shows the family living at East Oakley Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire, with Albert working as a House Painter. The 1939 Register shows the address as 'Mendip', Oakley Lane, Basingstoke. Albert was then described as a coach painter. He died during March 1980 in Basingstoke at the age of 80 years.


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