Other names: James
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetEnmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetChesterfield, DerbyshireTincleton, Dorchester, DorsetSouth Africa
Story: James Brickell was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 4 Aug 1880 and baptised at St. John's Church, Enmore Green, Dorset, on 7 Nov 1880. The family lived in New Buildings, Enmore Green for a time before moving to Littledown, Shaftesbury. He had enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment on 13 Jun1898 (Service No. 5730) and served in South Africa gaining four campaign medals and was discharged on 29 Oct 1910 having completed his period of engagement. He had re-enlisted on 27 Aug 1914 and joined the 3rd Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 3/7519). However he was discharged on 17 Oct 1914 as he was not physically fit for service. He married Mary Pitcher in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, in 1916. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Everleaze Farm, Tincleton, Dorchester, Dorset, working as a Domestic Gardener. He died in 1957 and was buried at Tincleton on 20 Jul 1957. James's brothers, Alfred Brickell and Frederick Brickell, also served in the conflict though Frederick was killed in action.