Address:    1891      9 Back [Gold] Street, Hanslope

1901      21 Gold Street (Peach View), Hanslope

1911      2 Peach View, Hanslope

1938       57 Long Street, Hanslope

Parents:      Charles 1848–1922 and Elizabeth Brownsell (nee Woodland) 1858–1949

Born:           October 14, 1879; Baptised July 30, 1882. Died December 1962 age 83 at Renny Lodge Hospital, Newport Pagnell, Bucks.

Employment before war: Farm Labourer

Family information:

1891 Census

Charles Brownsell Head age 43 Agricultural Labourer

Elizabeth Brownsell         age 40

Frederick W. Brownsell age 18 Carriage Trimmers Labourer

Arthur Brownsell              age 15 Agricultural Labourer

Walter Brownsell             age 13 Agricultural Labourer

Albert Brownsell               age 11 Scholar

Rosana Brownsell             age 8 Scholar

Sarah Brownsell                age 6 Scholar

Harry Brownsell                age 3

Alfred Brownsell               age 0

1911 census:

Charles Brownsell            age 62   Waggoner on Farm

Elizabeth Brownsell         age 60

Sons still living with them:

Arthur Brownsell              age 35 Bricklayer’s labourer

Albert Brownsell               age 31 Farm Labourer

Harry Brownsell                age 24 Warehouseman

Alfred Brownsell              age 20 Gardener’s Assistant


Army Career: Number: 072609 Private in the Army Service Corps

Later transferred as Sapper to Royal Engineers, number: WR202985 , then no. 239081 (Railway Section)

Medals: In 1915 awarded Star, later Victory and British

Ref WO372/3 Campaign Medal Index Cards

Post War Information

Married March 29, 1921 Elizabeth Jane Stonton of Long Street Cottages, Hanslope – born September 12, 1892, died December 1974 age 82 in Northampton.
One child – Alan Bertram born March 3, March 1926 Hanslope (died 1993)

Remembered: Original Roll of Honour lists just ‘A Brownsell’. This could be Albert or his brother Alfred


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