Other names: Ernest
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyFrance & FlandersWancourt British CemeteryCoppice Street, ShaftesburySt. Peter's Church, ShaftesburyHoly Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
Story: Ernest Brickell was born in 1879 in Shaftesbury. He was the son of Edward Brickell and Ellen Brickell, a Charwoman. He started service as a Private with Dorset Regiment (Service No. 18729). At the time of enlistment was single, working as a bricklayer's labourer and living at 7 Coppice Street, Shaftesbury. He then transferred to the Wiltshire Regiment (Service No. 26743). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died in on 9th April 1917 and was buried at Wancourt British Cemetery (grave id. VI.G.29). He is remembered on the Holy Trinity War Memorial, now in St. PeterÍs Church, Shaftesbury.