|Place of birth||Coleraine, Londonderry, Ireland|
|Age on arrival in Australia||23|
|Address||54 Birchgrove Road,Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||30|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs E Bryans, 204 Mullins Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served as Stoker 1st Class on HMS 'Encounter'.|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||3rd Battalion, 18th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/20/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||During the voyage of the troopship, on entering the danger zone, volunteers for stoking were necessary. He made his services as stoker available, and was awarded a gratuity of eleven pounds.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Broodseinde, Passchendaele, Belgium|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||32|
|Age at death from cemetery records||32|
|Place of burial||No known gage|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 7), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Edward and Elizabeth BRYANS; husband of Elizabeth BRYANS, 'Vandroy', Bellevue Parade, Hurstville, New South Wales. Native of Londonderry, Ireland~|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 3 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 3 August 1916; proceeded overseas to France, 16 September 1916; marched into 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 17 September 1916; proceeded to front, 28 September, 1916; taken on strength, 3rd Bn, Belgium, 29 September 1916.
Admitted to 1st AMDS (gun shot wound to left leg), 3 January 1917; transferred to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 4 January 1917; transferred to No 25 Ambulance Train, 5 January 1917; admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, 7 January 1917; to England, 9 January 1917; admitted to Park Hospital, Guildford, 13 January 1917; marched into Weymouth Command Depot, 15 February 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 5 April 1917; proceeded overseas to France, 22 May 1917; rejoined unit, 16 June 1917.
Killed in action, Belgium, 7 October 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BRYANS Edward|