St. James, Shaftesbury 2

Charles Brickell

Surname: Brickell
Other names: Charles
Other people in this story:
George Brickell
Sarah Brickell née Dennis
Thomas Dennis Brickell
Samuel Brickell
Locations in this story:
St. James, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sturminster, Dorset

Charles Brickell was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 5th November 1889 and baptised at St. James' Church on 15th December 1889, the son of George Brickell and Sarah Brickell (née Dennis).   He spent all his life, apart from Military Service, at the family home at 86 St. James Street, Shaftesbury.   He enlisted with the Royal Field Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 226251).  He served as a driver with the 79th Battery.  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but after his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  Both the 1921 census and 1939 Register shows he was still at 86 St. James Street, Shaftesbury, single, and working as a General Labourer.   His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1946 and was buried at St. James Church, Shaftesbury, on 24 Jul 1946.  His brothers, Thomas Dennis Brickell (b.1877) and Samuel (b. 1881) also served in the conflict. Regrettably Samuel was killed in action in 1918.  Charles' name also appears on the Roll of Honour published in the St. James' Church Parish magazine in Nov 1918.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Thomas Dennis Brickell