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39229   Private William Bryans
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 10/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 14th Labour Company, Labour Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 09/10/1875
Died: 09/02/1918 (Died of Illness)
Age: 42
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Wimereux Communal Cemetery
  Wimereux, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave VIII-C-18A
CWGC Casualty 507860
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 2 Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 62
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists 'Bryan' parents Possibly lists parents living at house 6 in Lattyruckle, Corrylongford, Fermanagh
2 1911 Census lists Bryans parents Possibly lists parents living at house 1 in Owenskerry, Corralongford, Fermanagh
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William Brien's gravestone can be purchased here
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