Percival Brine

Surname: Brine
Other names: Percival
Other people in this story:
John Brine
Louisa Prior
Ellen Cecilia Henbest
Frank Brine
Douglas Harold Brine
Albert Brine
Reginald Brine
Locations in this story:
Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sturminster, Dorset
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Percival Brine was born in Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 26 Jan 1892 the son of John Brine and Louisa Brine (nee Prior).  He lived all his life, apart from a short period of Military Service, in Sherborne Causeway, Motcombe, Shaftesbury.   He enlisted on 7 Sep 1914 and joined the Dragoons of the Line (part of the General Service Cavalry) as a Private (Service Nos. H23739 & 9349).  He was declared unlikely to make an efficient soldier by the fact that he had lost two fingers of his left hand and was discharged on 6 Mar 1915.  No record of a Silver War Badge has been found.   He married Ellen Cecilia Henbest at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 1 Apr 1918.   His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry on 26 Oct 1937 and buried at St. John's Church, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury.  Of his brothers, Frank Brine and Albert Brine, both served and died during the conflict as did his cousin, Reginald Brine, who was in the Royal Navy.  His other brother, Douglas Harold, served and survived.


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