Little Down, Shaftesbury

William George Brickell

Surname: Brickell
Other names: William George
Other people in this story:
James Henry Harry Brickell
Kate Frances Brickell née Blanchard
Ellen Brickell née Fisher (Whittaker)
William Warrington Whittaker
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Branksome, Bournemouth, Hampshire
Poole, Dorset
Port Said, Egypt
Little Down, Semley Road, Shaftesbury
France & Flanders

William George Brickell was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 18th July 1891 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 6th September 1891, the son of James Henry Harry Brickell and Kate Frances Brickell (née Blanchard).  He lived his early life in and around Shaftesbury and Enmore Green, Shaftesbury.  By 1911 he was living at Little Down, Semley Road, Shaftesbury and was a policeman.   He had served as a territorial with the 4th battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment prior to WW1 in 1911 but he enlisted with the Royal Navy Air Service on 6th Jul 1915 (Service No. F6312) and served on land based duties as an Airship Rigger in France & Flanders (1915 and 1918) and Port Said, Egypt (1916 to 1917).  On 31st March 1918 he was transferred to the newly formed Royal Air Force (Service No. 206312) for military police duties.  He was discharged on 20th April 1920 and awarded the Victory and British War medals.  He married Ellen Fisher (Widow of William Warrington Whiitaker) in Bournemouth, Hampshire, in 1938.  By the 1939 Register he was living at 62 Redbreast Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire, described as a Retired Police Officer.  His death was recorded in the Poole, Dorset, Registry in 1964.


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