William Bryans was the son of John and Annie Bryans. He was born on 9th October 1875. He was one of at least seven children, all born in Brookeborough. Private William Bryans initially served with Lincolnshire Regiment (No 39229). Private Bryans later transferred to Labour Corps (No 31277). Private William Bryans was serving with the 14th Labour Corps when he died of nephritis on Saturday 9th February 1918 in France.
Wimereux is a small town situated approximately 5 kilometres north of Boulogne. From the centre of Boulogne take the A16 to Calais and exit at junction 33. Follow the D242 into Wimereux and at the first roundabout in town, take the third exit, continuing on the D242 and after approximately 200 yards, turn left into a one way road. The Cemetery lies at the end of this road. The Commonwealth War Graves are situated to the rear of the Communal Cemetery. Because of the sandy nature of the soil, the headstones lie flat upon the graves.