Other names: Arthur Victor Robert
Locations in this story: Butt's Knapp, Cann, Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersPuchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, FranceShaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Arthur Victor Robert Brickell (always known as Victor) was born in 1896 in Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and baptised at St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, on 28th June, 1896. He was the son of James Brickell, a gardener, and Lucy Elizabeth Brickell (née Andrews). Unfortunately his father died in 1901. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as an errand boy for Stratton, Sons & Mead (Grocers) of Shaftesbury, Dorset, and living at Butt's Knapp, Cann, Shaftesbury. He enlisted in Shaftesbury as a Private in the 7th Battalion and later the 10th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Service No. 28387). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He died on 27th March 1917 of bronco-pneumonia and dysentry and was buried at Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France (grave id. VI.E.46). He is remembered on the Cann War Memorial, Shaftesbury. His name also appears on the Roll of Honour of his former employers, Stratton, Sons & Mead of Shaftesbury. Victor's brother Charles Henry also served in the war, with the Royal Army Medical Corps.