BRUNSKILL, Adam A

Service:
Army
Rank:
Driver; Private
Unit:
Royal Field Artillery, 5th Company Reserve Brigade
Place Enlisted:
Darlington
Service Number:
73154
Home Address:
Hude Top, Middleton
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.

Date of Birth:
January 1893
Place of Birth:
Middleton-in-Teesdale
Death:
29th May 1917
Place of Death
Hude Top, Middleton-in-Teesdale
Cause of Death:
Tuberculosis
Place of Burial:
Unknown
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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