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Claude Richard Henry BRYANT

Regimental number993
Place of birthMurrurundi New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWireless operator
AddressMyra Street, Hamilton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Hannah Bryant, Myra Street, Hamilton, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameSignal Troop 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 2 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 1 April 1919

Military Medal

'Gallantry and devotion to duty near CONTALMAISON during August, 1916. 2nd Corporal BRYANT and Sapper O'MEARA were stationed at the Forward Artillery Exchange for over three weeks and were responsible for lines between Headquarters and Artillery Brigades. They showed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in running and maintaining telephone lines between the above points under heavy shell fire especially on August 11th and 22nd, 1916, when lines were repeatedly being out. It is mainly due to their efforts that communication has been kept up to Brigades and that the Forward Exchange has always been kept in touch with Headquarters.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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