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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Medingham Military Cemetery,Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Rolleston, Nottinghamshire
George Ernest Bryan was born in 1889 at Rolleston and was the son of Charles a plate layer and Mary Bryan née Birch of Rolleston His father Charles was born in 1857 at Loddington, Leicestershire and his mother Mary Hannah Birch was born in 1858 at Upton, they were married in 1879, their marriage was recorded in the Southwell Registration District, they went on to have 11 children, sadly 3 were to die in infancy or early childhood, their children were, Lionel Birch b1880 Tugsby, Leicestershire, their remaining children were all born at Rolleston and were , Ethel Kate b1885, George Ernest b1889, Herbert b1890, Charles Henry b1895, Margaret Amelia b1896 and Elsie Mary b1899. In the 1911 census the family are living in the village of Rolleston and are shown as Charles 54 yrs a plate layer, he is living with his wife Mary Hannah 53 yrs and their children, Herbert 21 yrs a cowman on a farm, Margaret 15 yrs a trainee dress maker and Elsie Mary 12 yrs a scholar. In the 1911 census George Ernest is shown as being 22 yrs and a brewery carter is living with his married sister Ethel Kate Sharp 25 yrs and her husband John Frederick Sharp 24 yrs an iron moulder and their son Dennis William Sharp 2 yrs at 12 Albert Street, Newark. George married his wife Emily Franks in 1913 their marriage was recorded in the Southwell Registration District, they went on to have a son Jack born in 1917 at Newark. Following George's death his widow Emily married Harry Tyers in 1919 and they lived at Havelands Farm East Hardwick Pontefract.
He was a brewery carter
18 Apr 1918
29
437051 - CWGC Website
49779
Private
2nd Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Private George Ernest Bryan initially enlisted at Newark on 1st November 1911 into the territorial forces, he was 22 yrs and 9 months , he was a carter and lived at 12 Albert Street, Newark. He served with e 8th battalion Sherwood Foresters received his initial training and attended 2 annual camps in 1912/1913 with them. Following the outbreak of war he was embodied on 5th August 1914, however within a month it was discovered that he was medically unfit for war service and discharged from the Army on 18th September 1914. It would appear he either enlisted again or was called up as he was serving with the 2nd battalion Lincolnshire Regiment when died of wounds on 18th April 1918, he was buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
His brother Private Charles Henry Bryan enlisted at Newark whilst residing at Rolleston, he served with the 1/8th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment, he died of wounds on 15th March 1917 and is buried at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Medingham Military Cemetery,Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    George Ernest Bryan - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Medingham Military Cemetery,Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle