George James Bryant

Memorial: Kingswood - Summerhill Methodist

Regiment: Middlesex Regiment

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private TP/293158

Parents: George John and Eliza Bryant

Marital status: Single

Home address: 87 Summerhill Road, St. George, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Chocolate Maker

Date of birth: 11/11/1886

Place of birth: St. George, Bristol

Date of death: 04/10/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: No known burial site. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial and Summerhill Methodist Church Memorial

Age: 30

Further information:

George was born in St .George, Bristol, the son of a coal miner and the youngest child of four children with three older sisters.

George was called up and enlisted in the 3rd/10th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment in October 1916, when he was recorded as being 5'2 ½ " tall. George initially served on the Home Front until he was mobilised to France in May 1917 where he fought in the Battle of Polygon Wood. He went missing during the Battle of Broodseinde (4 October 1917) which was a British victory but at a cost of 20,000 allied casualties. Although his body was never found, George was presumed killed in action. The Tyne Cot Memorial where George is remembered is one of four memorials to the missing in an area of Flanders known as the Ypres Salient, which stretched from Langemarck in the north to the northern edge in Ploegsteert Wood in the south.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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