Other names: Alfred
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetBedwelty, MonmouthshireSalisbury, Wiltshire
Story: Alfred Brickell was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 4 Jul 1889 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 18 Aug 1889 the son of Eli Brickell and Mary Brickell (nee Case). He lived most of his early life at Littledown, Cann, Shaftesbury. He enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 14630). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge on 1 Apr 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He had moved to Bedwelty, Monmouthshire, by 1921 where he married Queenie P. Stevens in 1921. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Queen Manor Cottages, Laverstock, Salisbury, Wiltshire, working as a Farm Labourer. He died in Salisbury during 1963. Alfred's brothers, James Brickell and Frederick Brickell, also served in the conflict although Frederick was killed in action.