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Bryant A W   Pte  182

Page history last edited by Lenore Frost 8 years, 2 months ago

Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918

 

Private Alf Bryant, courtesy of the North Essendon Methodist Church, now closed.

 

Bryant A W   Pte  182    Alfred William     29 Inf Bn    21    Clerk    Single    Meth       

Address:    Essendon, Mt Alexander Rd, 911  

Next of Kin:    Bryant, T P, 911 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon   

Enlisted:    26 Jul 1915       

Embarked:     A11 Ascanius 10 Nov 1915      

 

Date of Death:   07/08/1916

CWGC: "Son of Thomas Priaulx Bryant and Alice Bryant, of 911, Mount Alexander Rd.,

Essenden, Victoria, Australia".

BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY

 

Word has been received that Signaller. A. W. Bryant, son of Mr. T. P. Bryant, of Essendon, has been wounded in France. Private Alf. Bryant was a pupil at the Essendon State School, and later at the University High School.

 

WITH THE COLOURS. (1916, August 10). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 5 Edition: Morning.. Retrieved February 4, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74593736

 

DEATHS. BRYANT.-On active service.-Died of wounds on the 7th August, in the 13th General Hospital (Boulogne), France, Alfred W. Bryant, dearly beloved youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Bryant, loving brother of Arthur T. Bryant, of 911 Mt. Alexander road, Essendon, and Mrs. Robert Huddart, Scotia street, Moonee Ponds; aged 22 years.

"Beloved by all who knew him." "Greater love hath no man than this -that a man lay down his life for his friends." "He shall hunger no more; neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on him, nor any heat."

 

Family Notices. (1916, September 14). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning. Retrieved February 7, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74594104

 

 

Memorial window from the North Essendon Methodist Church, now closed.

 

 

Red Cross Wounded and Missing Bureau Correspondence

This fellow was in the Signallers and his name was Alf.  He met with an accident at Cellar Farm Sap when he was at the telephone.  A chap was charging bombs at the time and he dropped one and it had the pin out and he only had five seconds to throw it away as far as he could.  It fell alongside Bryant and wounded him mortally.  Pte Bryant was taken to the hospital and he died of wounds on the 7th August and he is buried there I believe.
Informant Sig. Pearson 233
H S "St David",
BOULOGNE  4.12.16.

Informant says that Bryant died in August of wounds, the result of an accident.  "Some chaps were fixing bombs and one pulled out the pin and Bryant was badly hit"  The man who did it reported it at once.  Bryant was a signaller.  He was at nearest hospital to Fromelles and would be buried from there;  name of Hospital no known.
Reference:  J W Bonnick, 193
29th Australian Imperial Force
3rd London General Hospital
Wandsworth SW

http://static.awm.gov.au/images/collection/pdf/RCDIG1034520--1-.PDF

 

 

Bryant is included in this photo:

29th Infantry Battalion, A Company

See also "Faithful Unto Death".

 

War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall A-F

North Essendon Methodist Church*                                                   

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour DOW               

Regimental Register Essendon 7/8/16 

 

In Memoriam

 

BRYANT.-Died of wounds on the 7th August, 
in the 13th General Hospital (Boulogne), France,
Alfred W.Bryant, dearly beloved youngest son  
of Thomas Priaulse and Alice Bryant, of 911 Mt
Alexander road, Essendon; loving brother of  
Arthur T. Bryant and Mrs. Robert Huddart.
Scotia street, Moonee Ponds; aged 22 years. 
Beloved by all who knew him.
Greater love hath no man than this-that a
man lay down his life for his friends.
He shall hunger no more, neither thirst any
more;
Neither shall the sun light on him, nor any
heat.
The Argus 16 September 1916
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1611601

 

BRYANT.- In sad and loving memory of our

dearly loved youngest son, Signaller Alfred Wil-  

liam Bryant, who died of wounds 7th August,      

1916, in the 13th General Hospital, Boulogne  

France, aged 22.

A lover of peace, yet he shrank not from his

duty.

God's will be done.    

-(Inserted by his sorrowing parents, Mr and  

Mrs T P Bryant, Mt Alexander road Essen-

don )

 

BRYANT-In fondest remembrance of our dear    

friend Signaller Alf W Bryant, (29th Battalion)

who died of wounds in France on the 7th day of    

August 1916, aged 22 years. (Inserted by the

office staff at home and on active service of The    

British-Australasian Tobacco Co Pty Ltd)  

 

BRYANT - In loving, memory of our dear friend    

Alfred W Byrant, who died of wounds on the    

7th of August 1916 in the 13th General Hospital      

Boulougne France, also in affectionate memory      

of our dear friend Sergeant George H Bruce,  

killed in action in France 15th July 1916.

Their duty nobly done    

(Inserted by their fond friends, Mr and  

Mrs R Doig, Nellie, Ascot Vale; Bert, active service;

Gordon, active service, France.)      

 

BRYANT -In sad and loving memory of our dearly

loved youngest brother Alfred William Bryant who

died of wounds on the 7th August 1916, in the 13th

General Hospital Boulogne, France    

Dear to our memory.

-{Inserted by his loving sister and brother-in-  

law, Mr and Mrs R Huddart, Scotia street

Moonee Ponds.)

 

BRYANT - In loving memory of our dear friend  

Alf who died of wounds, received in France 7th

August, 1916,-(Inserted by Mr and Mrs T J

Symons Mollie and Ivy.)

The Argus 7 August 1917

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1641188

 

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