Son of Dryden and Margaret Brunskill (née Horn), of Middleton-in -Teesdale.
His brother also Adam Brunskill served during the war.
Married Emma Forster at Barnard Castle on 29 December 1901 and they lived at 38, Market Place, Middleton-in-Teesdale. they had three children: Margaret, Robert and Mary Elizabeth.
According to Ancestry, British Army World War 1 Records, Service No. was 39225, differing from CWGC record