Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
14030   Sergeant Robert Bryans
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 09/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 14/10/1891
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 24
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Connaught Cemetery
  Thiepval, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-A-9
CWGC Casualty 526586
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).
Local Memorial Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 1 Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 25
2 Fermanagh War Memorial Book 208
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Bryans family Lists Robert as age 9 living with the family at house 12 in Grogey, Fermanagh
2 1911 Census lists Bryans family Lists Robert as age 19 living with the family at house 6 in Hollybrook, Lisnaskea, Fermanagh
3 Photo of Sergeant Robert Bryans's gravestone
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - 11th Batt. Robert Bryans, killed in action
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Sergeant Robert Bryans's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023