|Place of birth||Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Rosebank, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs I M Bryen, Rosebank, via Lismore, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Lismore, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||19th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/36/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board A29 Suevic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||37th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Enlisted 30 October 1916 - 19th Bn, 18th Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 37th Bn, 23 September 1917.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Broodseinde, Passchendaele, Belgium|
|Age at death||27.6|
|Place of burial||Tyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XXII, Row D, Grave No. 7), Paschendaele, Belgium|
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Australian War Memorial
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 11 November 1916; disembarked Capetown, South Africa, 14 December 1916, and admitted to hospital (measles).
Re-embarked Capetown, 23 March 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 25 April 1917, and marched into 10th Training Bn, Durrington, 26 April 1917.
Admitted to Parkhouse Military Hospital, 25 June 1917 (mumps); discharged to duty, 14 July 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 10 September 1917; joined 37th Bn, in the field, 23 September 1917.
Killed in action, Belgium, 4 October 1917.
Note on Red Cross file: 'Place of burial, 3/4 of a mile N. of Zonnebeke Village (Map reading D.15d.O.O. Cert. by Div. Burials Officer, 3rd Aust. Div., 12.11.17.'
Statement, 2237 Lance Corporal C. SINCLAIR, C Company, 37th Bn (patient, 4th London General Hospital, Denmark Hill SE), 10 January 1918: 'I saw Bryen's dead body soon after he was killed on Oct. 4th 1917. He was badly blown about by a shell when we were half way across between Ypres and Passchendaele, and was buried where he fell.'
Second statement, 3119 Pte J.L. PAYNE, B Company, 37th Bn (patient, 4th London General Hospital), 15 May 1918: 'He was killed during our attack near Passchendaele on October 4th, hit on the side of the head with piece of shell shortly after we went over in the early morning. I was alongside him. He was killed outright. The ground was held for about a week and I expect during that time his body would be found and buried.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BRYEN Frederick Edward
Red Cross File No 0600806K