Fortescue-Brickdale, Anthony Jerome

He was the only son of Matthew Fortescue-Brickdale OBE (A 1904-1909), of London, and Cicely Muriel Fortescue-Brickdale (daughter of Jerome Nugent Banks). He came to Winchester from Twyford School in May 1936, leaving in July 1940 to go to Christ Church, Oxford.

Commissioned in 1941 into the Royal Fusiliers, he went to East Africa, where he was attached to 19th Battalion, King’s African Rifles. In September 1942 he left Nairobi for Madagascar, being promoted to Lieutenant in December, and it was at Majunga that he met his death on January 9th 1943, aged twenty, trying to save some of his Askaris (local soldiers) from contact with a loose high-tension cable. He is buried in grave 2.E.4 of the Diego Suarez War Cemetery, Madagascar.


War: World War 2

  • Surname: Fortescue-Brickdale
  • Forenames or initials: Anthony Jerome
  • House: A
  • Years in School: 1936-1940
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
  • Date of Birth: 31st May 1922
  • Date of Death: 9th January 1943
  • How Died: Killed in an Accident
  • Location in War Cloister: Inner B1
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Diego Suarez War Cemetery, Madagascar: Grave 2.E.4