Other names: William John
Locations in this story: Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Story: William John Brickell was born in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 7 May 1888 the son of Aaron Brickell and Mary Ann Brickell (nee James). He lived all his life, apart from a short period of Military Service, in and around Enmore Green, Shaftesbury. He married Matilda Francis at Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, on 6 May 1914. He enlisted on 12 Jun 1918 but was not mobilized until 14 Oct 1918 when he joined the 'H' Training Battalion, No. 2 Training Brigade, of the Machine Gun Corps as a Private (Service No. 181039). He was based in the UK only and was quickly discharged on 21 Feb 1919. He did not qualify for any medals. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 3 Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Grocer's Porter. He died in Enmore Green on 29 Aug 1958 and was buried at St. John's Church, Enmore Green, on 2 Sep 1958.