ALBERT GEORGE BRILL

Born: 1887, Ipswich.

Died: 28th July 1915; age 29; died of Gunshot Wound of the Shoulder and Tetanus Cardiac Failure, at the 4th Northern General Hospital, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

Informant J.E. Dickson, of the 4th Northern General Hospital, Lincoln.

Residence: 40, Sirdar Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 30th August 1914.

 

Rank: Lance Sergeant; Service Number: 7046

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.

 

Grave Reference:

C.6.5.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles E.S. & Julia Brill, of 40, Sirdar Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   27, Waterloo Road, Ipswich.

 

Albert was 3 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

Charles Edward Samuel Brill, 28, a Bricklayer, born Ipswich.

Julia Brill (nee Scrutton), 26, born Ipswich.

Edward Samuel Brill, 5, born Ipswich.

Samuel Charles Brill, 1, born Ipswich.

 

1901   27, Waterloo Road, Ipswich.

Albert was 13 years old, a Milkman’s Errand Boy. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Charles, 36, a Bricklayer.

Julia, 33.

Edward, 15, a Newsagent’s Errand Boy.

Samuel, 11.

Walter William Brill, 9, born Ipswich.

Bertie Henry Brill, 7, born Ipswich.

Beatrice May Brill, 4, born Ipswich.

Alfred James Brill, 3 months, born Ipswich.

 

1911   Egypt

Albert was 23 years old, a Soldier in the Suffolk Regiment – Infantry.

 

On the 29th January 1900, Albert’s 8 month old brother, George Arthur Brill died at the family home – 27, Waterloo Road, Ipswich.

 

Evening Star – Monday, 2nd August 1915 – MILITARY FUNERAL AT IPSWICHOn Saturday, 31st July 1915 the funeral took place at Ipswich Cemetery of the late Sergeant Albert George Brill, of the 2nd Suffolks. The deceased died at Northern General Hospital, Lincoln, from wounds received in France. The cortege started from Sirdar Road, Ipswich, the residence of the parents of the deceased, headed by a firing party with arms reversed. Then came the gun carriage, with six black horses, the coffin being covered with the Union Jack, four mourning coaches, containing relatives and friends, and about a hundred men of the 4th Battery R.F.A., brought up the rear. On reaching the Cemetery the Reverend W.S. Key, of All Saint’s Church, officiated. Three volleys of blank cartridges were fired, and the buglers sounded the “Last Post.” The coffin was of elm, with brass fittings, the breastplate reading as follows: “Sergeant Albert George Brill, died July 28th, 1915, aged 29 years.” The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Hastings and Son, under the supervision of Mr. P. Hastings.

 

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