Maurice Bryan

First Name: 
Maurice
Middle Name: 
Agustis
Last Name: 
Bryan
Mother's Name: 
Annie Bryan nee Russell
Father's Name: 
William Bryan
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, January 8, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Sergeant
Unit: 
9th Battalion
Company: 
4th Reinforcements
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, February 18, 1960
Place of Death: 
Queensland
Cause of Death: 
Cancer
Details: 

Maurice Bryan (Service no 1722) was born in the Illawarra, NSW in 1886.

At the time of enlistment in Cairns, Queensland, Maurice was a single, 29 years of age, employed as a farmer and residing in Queensland.

Maurice embarked from Brisbane on HMAT A15 - Star of England with 9th Battalion, 4th Reinforcements on 8 April 1915. He arrived in Egypt and joined the 9th Battalion, A Company in Gallipoli, Turkey on 26 May 1915 and served until the evacuation.

On 24 March 1916, Maurice was transferred to the 1st Pioneer Battalion and arrived in France on 2 April 1916 where he saw service on the Western Front.

Maurice was promoted to Lance Corporal on 1 August 1916, Corporal on 1 December 1916 and Sergeant on 20 March 1917.

Maurice was repatriated to Australia in November 1917 and was medically discharged due to his hearing and heart issues on 2 February 1918.

In 1922, Maurice married Elizabeth Gribben in Queensland.

Maurice died in Queensland in 1960.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BRYAN M

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