Other names: Frederick
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetSouthwark, LondonBalkansFrance & Flanders
Story: Frederick Brickell (name registered as 'Fred') was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 4 May 1884 and baptised as 'Frederick' at Holy Trinity Church on 29 June 1884 the son of Eli Brickell and Mary Brickell (nee Case). He spent most of his life in the Littledown area of Shaftesbury. He married Teresa Hatton in Southwark, London, during 1906 and they went on to have five children. By the 1911 Census the family were still living in Littledown, Shaftesbury, and Frederick was employed by the local firm of Stratton, Sons & Mead. He enlisted and joined the 3rd Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 8817). He served in the Balkans during which time he transferred to the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Munster Fusiliers and promoted to Corporal (Service No. 7136). He then went with his Battalion to France and Flanders where on the 18 Oct 1918 he was killed in action. He was buried in the Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, France, (Grave Ref: III. A. 9.). He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. His name appears on his employer's Roll of Honour and on the Ireland's Memorial Records (Page 234). His wife returned to Southwark with her family. Frederick's brothers, James Brickell and Alfred Brickell, also served in the conflict.