Horace Bryant

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WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

HORACE EDWIN BRYANT

         

 

Military History:        

 

Regiment: 
Royal Horse Artillery 7th Battalion ‘L’ Battery

Rank: 
Gunner

Regimental Number: 
67928

Date of Enlisting:                   

Date of death: 
1.9.1914

 

Cemetery/ Memorial:
Nery Communal Cemetery, Departement de l’Oise, Picardie, France also commemorated on a special Memorial at Verberie French National Cemetery.

UK Cemetery/Memorial:        None

 

Horace enlisted at Peterborough and was almost immediately sent to France where he died on 1st September 1914.  Following very serious losses at Affair of Nery on 1 September 1914, ‘L’ Battery was withdrawn from action.  

He fought in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders and was killed in action on 1st September 1914 at the Battle of Mons. 

He is buried at the Nery Communal Cemetery, Departement de l’Oise, Picardie, France and commemorated on a special Memorial at Verberie French National Cemetery. He is not commemorated on any Ashwell Memorial. 

Horace was awarded the 1914 Star, the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth: 
c. 1893

Birth Place:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:
Single

Horace was born in Ashwell the only son of Joseph and Shirley (nee Pickett) Bryant of Station Rd.  At the time of his death his parents were living in New Cottages, Stratton Park Farm, Biggleswade.

He was a pupil of the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell. Before enlisting in the army he was a bricklayer’s labourer.

 

Commentary:

Name:

Horace Bryant

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Death Date:

1.9.1914

Enlistment Place:

Peterborough

Rank:

Gunner

Regiment:

Royal Horse Artillery

Royal Field Artillery

Battalion:

7th Battalion ‘L’ Battery

Regimental Number:          

67928

Type of Casualty:

Killed in Action

Theatre of War:

Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders

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