Enmore Green, The Knapp

Alfred John Brickell

Surname: Brickell
Other names: Alfred John
Other people in this story:
Thomas Brickell
Elizabeth Brickell née Wilkins
Agnes Brickell née Pugh
Fredrick James Brickell
Locations in this story:
Enmore Green, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Tredegar, Monmouthshire, South Wales
France & Flanders
Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Bedwelty, Monmouthshire, South Wales.

Alfred John Brickell was born in Enmore Green, in the parish of Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1886, the son of Thomas Brickell and Elizabeth Brickell (née Wilkins).  He lived his first few years in Enmore Green until the family moved to South Wales for work in the mines.  They lived in Bedwelty and Tredegar, Monmouthshire.  Alfred married Agnes Pugh in Bedwelty, Monmouthshire, in 1913.  He enlisted and joined the Monmouthsire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 2176) and later transferred to the 9th Battalion of the Welsh Regiment (Service No. 53708) rising to the rank of Lance Sergeant.  He was killed in action in Flanders on 7th June 1917.  He was buried at the Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, (Grave Ref: II.B.23) and is remembered on the Tredegar War Memorial in the grounds of Bedwellty House and Park, Tredegar. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1915 Star.

Alfred's older brother Frederick James (b.1884) also served with Monmouthshire Regiment during the war, and like his brother, transferred to the Welsh Regiment.


Links to related web content / sources:
Frederick James Brickell
The National Archives
Commonwealth War Graves Commission