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Name:
Adam Brunskill
Casualty No.:
Initials:
A
Service No.:
73154
Date of Birth:
January-1893
Place of Birth:
Middleton-in-Teesdale
Age at Death:
24
Ranks:
Driver; Private
Unit:
Royal Field Artillery, 5th Company Reserve Brigade
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Darlington
Home Address:
Hude Top, Middleton
Civilian Employment:
Contractor/lime manufacture
Cause of Death:
Tuberculosis
Date of Death:
29-January-1917
Place of Death:
Hude Top, Middleton-in-Teesdale
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Middleton-in-Teesdale obelisk; Middleton-in-Teesdale St Mary's Church plaque
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Family Details:

Fourth son of Dryden and Margaret Brunskill of Hude Top, Middleton-in-Teesdale. Died only nine weeks after his older brother John Joseph Brunskill.

Notes:

Adam worked with his father in lime manufacture prior to the war. Reported as being home on leave in the Teesdale Mercury, May 10th 1916.

He enlisted in January 1915 and served in France later that year as part of the Expeditionary Force before being discharged in September 1916 with a chest complaint, initially thought to be bronchitis but later diagnosed as tuberculosis of the lungs.  Brunskill subsequently spent time in Willington Sanatorium and Wolsingham Sanatorium before returning home, where he died in late May 1917. 

Teesdale Mercury-10/05/1916: Upper dale notes: Home on leave

Teesdale Mercury-13/09/1916: Upper dale notes: Discharged with chest complaint

Teesdale Mercury-22/10/1919: Notes from the higher dales: Service to dedicate marble tablet

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Sources:
Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; Ranks: MiT UTASS project data; family information; Teesdale Mercury 13.09.1916 - Page 6: Column 5; Age at Death: MiT UTASS project data; family information; Place of Death: MiT UTASS project data; family information; Death Notice / Obituary: MiT UTASS project data;Teesdale Mercury; Family Details: MiT UTASS project data; Teesdale Mercury; family information; Notes: MiT UTASS project data; family information; Teesdale Mercury 13.09.1916 - Page 6: Column 5; First Name: MiT UTASS project data; family information; Last Name: MiT UTASS project data; family information; Initials: www.newmp.org.uk; Service Number: Family information; Unit: Family information; Date of Birth Month: Family information; Date of Birth Year: Family information; Place of Birth: Family information; Place Enlisted: Family information; Home Address: Family information; Teesdale Mercury 13.09.1916 - Page 6: Column 5; Civilian Employment: Family information; Cause of Death: Family information; Date of Death Day: Family information; Date of Death Month: Family information; Date of Death Year: Family information; UK Commemorated: Family information;