Phillip Francis RYAN

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RYAN, Phillip Francis

Service Number: 3454
Enlisted: 12 August 1915, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Pirie, South Australia, 14 July 1894
Home Town: Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, France, 22 July 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Hindmarsh Sacred Heart Catholic Church Ryan Memorial Font, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

12 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
2 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3454, 11th Infantry Battalion
2 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3454, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Fremantle

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Biography

"PRIVATE P. F. RYAN.

Mr. T. S. Ryan has received the following letter from Major Hardie, D.A.A.G.:-

"I am directed to convey to you the deep regret and sympathy of their Majesties the King and Queen, the Commonwealth Government, and the District Commandant in the sad loss you and the army have sustained by the death of your son, the late No. 3454, Private P. F. Ryan, 11th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, who was killed in action between July 22 and 25, 1916."

Much sympathy is felt for his parents, as he was only 22 years of age on July 14. Mr. Ryan has also been informed that his youngest brother (Private Dan Ryan) has also been seriously wounded in France." - from the Adelaide Daily Herald 30 Aug 1916 (nla.gov.au)

 

"Mr. T. S. Ryan, of Princess-street, Croydon, has been notified by the military authorities that his only son, Private P. F. Ryan, was killed in action in France, between July 22 and July 25. Much sympathy is felt for his parents, as he was only 22 years old on July 14. Mr. T. S. Ryan has also been informed that his youngest brother, Private Dan. Ryan, has been seriously wounded in France." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 09 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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