9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Robert Bryans was the son of John and Mary Bryans. Robert was born on 14th October 1891 in Lisnaskea. The 1911 census records that his father, his brother and Robert himself were all farm labourers. Prior to enlisting, Robert was Trooper 168 in C Company, Lisnaskea Troop of Enniskillen Horse. After enlisting, Robert was soon promoted to the rank of sergeant. Sergeant Robert Bryans was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916.
Thiepval is a village about 8 kilometres north-east of Albert. The Cemetery (signposted in the village) is on the edge of Thiepval Wood near the Ulster Tower, about one kilometre north-west of Thiepval on the Thiepval-Hamel road (D73).