Bell Street, Shaftesbury

Montague Charles Brickell

Surname: Brickell
Other names: Montague Charles
Other people in this story:
Hannah Laura Brickell
Mabel Brickell née Howell
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Gallipoli, Turkey
France & Flanders
Blandford, Dorset
Wincanton, Somerset
Parkstone, Poole, Dorset
Bell Street, Shaftesbury

Montague Charles Brickell was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 18th July 1896, the son of Hannah Laura Brickell (no father was registered).  He lived mainly with his grandparents in Shaftesbury during his early years as his mother was in service and living away from home.  He emigrated to Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, and enlisted there on 30th January 1914 but was not embodied until 24th February 1915 when he joined the 5th Battalion of the Australian Imperial Force as a Private (Service No. 1509).  He saw service in Gallipoli, Egypt, France and Flanders during which time he had many visits to various hospitals - one for a gun shot wound sustained at Gallipoli.  He saw service in France for the last time with the 46th Battalion after which they were posted to the UK where he was discharged on 31st August 1919 and returned to his UK address at 17 Bell Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  He was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1914/1915 Star.   He married Mabel Howell in Blandford, Dorset in 1923.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 47 High Street, Wincanton, Somerset, and was working as a Manager of a Retail Shoe Shop as well as being a Special Constable. Sometime after he moved to 18 Granville Road, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, and he died there on 25th February 1969.


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