Other names: Charles Henry
Locations in this story: Butts Knap, Cann, Shaftesbury, DorsetBournemouth, HampshireKensington, LondonChelsea, LondonNew Windsor, BerkshireWindsor, Berkshire
Story: Charles Henry Brickell was born in Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 7th June 1885 and baptised there on 5th July 1885, the son of James Brickell and Lucy Elizabeth Brickell (née Andrews). He spent his early years in and around Butts Knap, Cann. By 1901 he had moved to Bournemouth, Hampshire, where he was a scullery boy at the Hawthornes Hotel. By 1911 he had again moved to 33 Brompton Square, Kensington, London, where he was a domestic servant (Waiter). He enlisted with the Royal Army Medical Corps as a Private (Service No. 61549). It is not known where he served but on discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals. His marriage in 1924 to Elsie M. Davis is recorded in the Chelsea, London, Registry. By the 1939 Register he was living at 64 Oxford Road, New Windsor, Berkshire, and was employed as a Chef. (His wife was a Lady's Maid living-in in Fulham, London.) His death is recorded in the Windsor, Berkshire, Registry in 1967. Charles's brother Arthur Victor Robert (b.1896) also served in the war and was sadly killed in 1917 while serving with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in Dorsetshire Regiment in France.