Frederick William Brit(t)nell , MC, Lancs Fusiliers

Difficult to find him No Britnell or Brittnell in 1901 or 1911 Irish census. The army spelling is certainly "Brittnell" .

1895 Jul 29. Born Paddington, London son of Frederick and Alice Jessie Britnell

1909 Feb 23 enters a poor law school, Marlesford Lodge School District Kensington and Chelsea

1909 moved quickly on to Exeter

1911 Apr 4 discharged from Exeter

1914 Aug 13 Enlisted

1915 Oct 18. Landed in France. He was a hotel porter

1916 Jan 30 Wounded

1917 Sep 26. The undermentioned cadets to be temp.- 2nd Lts. (attd.) .— Frederick William Brittnell

1918 Jun 11. Temp. 2nd Lt. F W. Brittnell to be actg. Capt. while comdg. a Co. 11 June 1918 to 25 June 1918

1918 Apr 26 Lan. Fus. Temp. 2nd Lt. F. W. Brittnell to be actg. Capt. while comdg. a Co. 26 Apr. 1918 to 9 May 1918

1918 Aug 17. Lan. Fus. .Temp. 2nd Lt. F. W. Brittnell to be actg. Capt. while comdg. a Co.

1919 Sep 21. Lanc. Fus. Temp. Lt. (actg. Capt.) F. W. Brittnell relinquishes his commission on completion of service, and is granted the rank of Capt.

1921 Feb 19. Married in Dublin to Mary Gavin

1921 Feb 22. Joined ADRIC with service no 1741. Posting impossible to read. He joined 3 days after his marriage

1921 Admitted Stevens Hospital, 2 days then medical Leave until 3 Jul 1921

1921 Jul 2. Posted to E Coy

1922 Jan 20. Discharged at demobilisation of ADRIC

1936 Jun 25 Died in Dublin

Buried at Mount Jerome

 

ADRIC

WO 374/9110