1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Edward Bryant

Contributed by: Marlene Bryant, on 2008-11-09

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Rank
First Name Edward
Surname Bryant
Year of Birth 1883
Year of Death 1917
Regiment Essex Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence London

Edward's Story

Granddad, I never knew you. I would ask my dad, your second eldest Son, also called Edward, what happened to you. All he knew was that you were killed in action, in France.

Dad's sister, Florence, your eldest and only daughter, told me that she can remember a solidier coming home and putting dad, her brother on his shoulders and dancing around the house with him. He was only three years old at the time. Sadly you never met your youngest son, George.

I eventually went out to France and found your name on an Arras Memorial, I was so thrilled to be able to visit and lay flowers in your memory. It was quite moving. God Bless Granddad. X

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