Bryan, Sterry James

Lieutenant (Acting Captain) Sterry James Bryan. 1st Battalion Honourable Artillery Company. Killed in action at Beaumont Hamel on 8th February 1917, aged 19.  Buried in Ancre British Cemetery, France.

Grave of Sherry J. Bryan, HAC.

Grave of Sterry J. Bryan, HAC.

  • Birth registered in the 2nd quarter of 1897 in Hendon, London
  • Admitted into the HAC on 24th September 1914 with the rank of Private, aged 17 years and 6 months
  • Height 5ft 10 inches
  • Transferred to the 2nd Reserve Battalion on 12th December 1914
  • Appointed Acting Lance Corporal on 3rd July 1915
  • Discharged on 21st July 1915 to take up commission
  • Went overseas on 7th March 1916
  • Killed in action at Beaumont Hamel on 8th February 1917
  • Aged 19
  • No personal effects returned to the family as “Identity disc only recovered the body was searched by the enemy” (from Service Record in WO374)
  • Originally buried in Beaucourt Station Cemetery
  • Reburied in 1920 in Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel, France.
  • Grave ref. IV.A.33.
  • Eldest son of James Thomas and Dora Bryan of 267 Camden Road, Holloway, London
  • Father shown in 1911 census as a Manufacturing Upholsterer, with employees, and in the 1901 census as an Upholsterers Manager, worker
  • Brother of Marjorie Dora Bryan (b.c.1901 ) and Wilfred Charles Bryan (b.c.1905)

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