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Frederick Eli Brickell

Surname: Brickell
Other names: Frederick Eli
Other people in this story:
Eli Charles Brickell
Sarah Brickell née Padfield
Emma Brickell née Abel
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Crediton Road, Canning Town, London
St. John's Church, Enmore Green
Tout Hill, Shaftesbury
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
St. Mary's Church, Acton, Middlesex

Frederick Eli Brickell was born in 1876 in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and baptised there in St. John's Church on 25th December, 1876. He was the son of Eli Charles Brickell, a plasterer, and Sarah Brickell (née Padfield). In 1901 he moved to Acton, Middlesex, and married Emma Abel at St. Mary's Church, Acton, Middlesex, on 8th September, 1901. At the time of the 1911 Census they were living at 32 Crediton Road, Canning Town, London, with their two sons and four daughters, where Frederick was working as a plasterer. He enlisted on 6th June, 1916, as a Private in the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 18992) and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He was discharged on 19th June 1917  having lost an eye and also had tuberculosis which had been aggravated by his service and returned with his family to live with his parents on Tout Hill, Shaftesbury. He was issued with the Silver War Badge (No. 217609) on 27th July 1917. He died on 16th November 1919 and was buried on 21st November, 1919, south-east of the church in St. John's churchyard in Enmore Green. After his death his widow Emma continued to live on Tout Hill.  His wife was awarded a pension until her death in 1958.  He is remembered on the Park Walk, Enmore Green and Motcombe war memorials and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury. On the death of Emma Brickell, his widow, she was buried in the same plot in Enmore Green as her husband on 6th March, 1958.      

  • Names on Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • Park Walk War Memorial 2
  • Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • St. John's Churchyard Enmore Green
  • Emma Brickell grave marker
  • Frederick Eli Brickell headstone 01
  • Frederick Eli Brickell grave
  • Motcombe War Memorial 4
  • Motcombe War Memorial 02
  • Motcombe War Memorial 01
  • Names on Motcombe War Memorial 1
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives