Other names: Frank
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetBattersea, LondonGermany
Story: Frank Brickell was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 26 Sep 1881 and baptised at St. James Church on 13 Nov 1881 the son of Edwin Brickell and Ellen Augusta Brickell (nee Padfield). He spent some of his early years in Shaftesbury but by 1891 the family had moved to 24 Rowina Crescent, Battersea. London. Frank, a bricklayer, married Louisa Garner at Christ Church, Battersea, on 22 May 1904 and they were living at 60 Heaver Road, Battersea, by the time of the 1911 Census. He enlisted on 15 Jul 1916 but was not mobilized until 1 Oct 1917 when he joined the London Electrical Engineers Division of the Royal Engineers as a Private (Service No. 304908). He was due for discharge in Feb 1919 but agreed to stay on in the Army of Occupation in Germany and was not finally released until 26 Dec 1919. No medal record has yet been found in this case. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 145 Thorndon Gardens, Epsom & Ewell, Surrey, working still as a Bricklayer. His death was recorded in the Willesden, Middlesex, Registry in 1955 and he was buried in the Epsom, Surrey, Cemetery.