Brine Family home on Sherborne Causeway

Douglas Harold Brine

Surname: Brine
Other names: Douglas Harold
Other people in this story:
John Brine
Louisa Brine née Prior
Katherine Sarah Brine née Francis
Albert Brine
Frank Brine
Reginald Henry Brine
Percival Brine
Locations in this story:
Sherborne Causeway, Motcombe, Dorset
Hillview, East Stour, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Salisbury, Wiltshire

Douglas Harold Brine was born at Sherborne Causeway, Motcombe, Dorset, on 13th December 1895. He was the son of John Brine and Louisa Brine (née Prior) and brother of Albert (b.1887) and Frank (b.1889), both of whom died in the Great War and Percival who served and survived. He lived most of his childhood with his family at Sherborne Causeway.

He enlisted in the Royal Navy on 21st August 1913 (Service No. K19991). During his time he served on a number of ships, the last one being HMS Centurion - a King George V-class Dreadnought battleship - as a Stoker (1st Class). He was discharged on 18th April 1922 following completion of his engagement. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. He married Katherine Sarah Francis in 1931 in the Shaftesbury, Dorset, Registration District. They went on to have four children. By the time of the 1939 Register he and his family were living at Hillview, East Stour, Dorset, and he was working as a Roadman for the Dorset County Council. He died on 24th November 1940 in Salisbury General Hospital, Wiltshire.

Douglas' cousin Reginald Brine also served in the Royal Navy but sadly died on board HMS Lion in 1918.

Photograph of the Brine family home on Sherborne Causeway provided by Nigel Garrett.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Albert Brine
Frank Brine
Reginald Henry Brine
Percival Brine