Other names: Henry John
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetEast Knoyle, WiltshireBournemouth, HampshireLong Newton, Hampshire
Story: Henry John Brickell's birth was registered at the Shaftesbury, Dorset, Registry in 1886 the son of Henry John Brickell and Alice Brickell (nee Coffin). He lived his early life at Hollow Way Lane, East Knoyle, Wiltshire and later in Bimport, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He had enlisted on 2 Apr 1908 as a Territorial with the 4th Volunteer Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment giving his home address by then as 96 Norfolk Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire. He rose from Private to Sergeant by degrees and attended regular annual training camps. He married Louisa Amelia Houlton at Long Newton, Hampshire, on 5 Aug 1912. At the outbreak of WW1 he was mobilized and attached to the 7th Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment (Service No. 67) but by virtue of his civilian employment with Handley Page and that he had completed 8 years service he was released on 30 Dec 1915 in order that he could resume his work at the Handley Page munitions factory. No medal records have been found in this case. He unfortunately died in Bournemouth in 1926.