Other names: Albert Frederick
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetAlverstoke, Gosport, HampshireRyde, Isle of WightNewport, Isle of WightEnmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Albert Frederick Brickell was born and thus registered in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 16 Feb 1880 and baptised with those names at Holy Trinity Church on 24 Feb 1880 the son of Eli Charles Brickell, a Tailor, and Lucy Ellen Brickell (nee Gray). (Albert used Frederick Albert as the order of his Christian names in his later life and during his Military Service.) He lived his early life at 37 Bimport, Shaftesbury until he married Kate Hopkins at St. John's Church, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, on 14 Jul 1904. By 1911 Albert was living at 142 Kings Road, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire, working as a Insurance Superintendent. He had enlisted on the 8 Dec 1915 and joined the Hampshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 56435). He served in the UK only and at one time had been transferred to the 2/1 Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry on 9 May 1917 but limited details are available to confirm why and if this was permanent as his medals, on discharge, the Victory and British War Medals, were issued via the Hampshire Regiment. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 38 St. John's Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, described as District Manager for Pearl Assurance. He died in St. Mary's Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight, on 10 Jul 1958. His brother, Henry Eli Charles Brickell, also served and survived the conflict.