John BRYAN

BRYAN, John

Service Number: 3351
Enlisted: 26 November 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 56th Infantry Battalion
Born: Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom, 9 February 1893
Home Town: Aberdeen, Upper Hunter Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: 16a Kenrick Street, The Junction, N.S.W., 10 September 1940, aged 47 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Sandgate General Cemetery, Newcastle, NSW
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World War 1 Service

26 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3351, 54th Infantry Battalion
24 Jan 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3351, 54th Infantry Battalion
24 Jan 1917: Embarked Private, SN 3351, 54th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Sydney
17 Apr 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3351, 54th Infantry Battalion, German Spring Offensive 1918, gas shell poisoning
25 Oct 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 56th Infantry Battalion
23 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3351, 56th Infantry Battalion, 2nd MD

Private John Bryan

Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery, Newcastle, NSW ·

“I Once Was Lost, But Now Am Found”.

79 years ago today, on the Thursday afternoon of the 12th September 1940, Private John Bryan, 56th Battalion, labourer from Aberdeen, New South Wales and 16a Kenrick Street, The Junction, N.S.W., father of three, was laid to rest at Sandgate Cemetery, age 46. GENERAL- 29. 29.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139371940

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139372567

Born at Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom on the 9th February 1893 to John and Mary Ann Bryan; husband of Margaret Letitia Bryan nee Cumberland (married 1921, died?), John enlisted November 1916 at Rutherford, N.S.W. with the 54th Battalion.

Wounded in action on the 17th April 1918 (gas poisoning), John returned home March 1919.

His name has been inscribed on the Aberdeen William Allen Memorial.

For 76 years Mr Bryan had been resting in an unmarked grave, so I had placed a cross adorned with poppies on the gravesite, taken a photo of the grave and uploaded the photo onto the Northern Cemetery website as a permanent record of his service.

http://sandgate.northerncemeteries.com.au/…/war-…/index.php…

An application for a Commonwealth War Graves Plaque, curbing and marble chip submitted October 2018, and was accepted November 2018.

Commonwealth War Graves Plaque, curbing and marble chip completed April 2019.

Lest We Forget.

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery

“I Once was Lost, but Now am Found”.

Served during The Great War, now resting peacefully at Sandgate Cemetery.

80 years ago today, on the Thursday afternoon of the 12th September 1940, Private John Bryan, 56th Battalion (Reg No-3351), labourer from Aberdeen, New South Wales and 16a Kenrick Street, The Junction, N.S.W., father of three, was laid to rest at Sandgate Cemetery, age 46. GENERAL-29. 29.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139371940 - funeral notice states service.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139372540 - bereavement notice.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139372567 - obituary.

Born at Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom on the 9th February 1893 to John and Mary Ann Bryan; husband of Margaret Letitia Bryan nee Cumberland (married 1921, Newcastle, N.S.W., died?), John enlisted November 1916 with the 54th Battalion at Rutherford, N.S.W.

Wounded in action - 17.4.1918, (gas shell poisoning), John returned home March 1919, being discharged on the 23rd May 1919.

Mr Bryan’s name has been inscribed on the Aberdeen William Allen Memorial.

John had been resting in an unmarked grave, forgotten.  An application for a Commonwealth War Graves Plaque, curbing and marble chip submitted October 2018, and was accepted November 2018, completed April 2019.

Lest We Forget.

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