Other names: John
Locations in this story: Little Down, Cann, Shaftesbury, DorsetBedwelty, Abertillery, MonmouthshireFrance & FlandersSomme, FranceSucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France
Story: John Brickell was born in Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1893, the son of William Brickell and Susan Brickell (née Parsons). John lived his early life at Little Down, Cann, Shaftesbury, until, by 1911, the family had moved to 34 Hill Street, Abertillery, Monmouthshire, for work in the mines. He married Florence A. Kidner on 6th June 1914 in Abertillery. He enlisted and joined the 10th Battalion of the South Wales Borderers as a Private (Service No. 20971). He was killed in action in France at the Somme on 20th July 1916. He was buried at the Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France, (Grave Ref: I.D.43). He was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1915 Star.