William John Bryan

Cheshire Regiment

Personal Details

Born: 7 August 1876 in Liverpool, Lancashire.

Family: He was the third of seven children born to John Bryan, a watch finisher, and his wife Margaret. He married Isabella Armitstead on 25 January 1900. The couple had two children, Mabel Isabella born 1902 and Nora born 1912.

Residence: In 1881 he was living with his parents and siblings at 1 Court, 2 Houghton Street, Prescot, Lancashire; by 1891 they had moved to 26 Williams Street, Prescot. In 1901 he and his wife were living at 42 Newton Street, Birkenhead, Cheshire. By 1911 they had moved to 110 Duke Street, Birkenhead. His military records have an address of 16 Belton Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire for him. This was also his home on 1919 Absent Voters` List for Whitchurch. In 1939 he and his family were living at 12 Knutsford Road, Congleton, Cheshire.

Employment: In 1901 he was a leather salesman and in 1911 a boot repairer. His military records describe him as a bootmaker. This was still his occupation in 1939.

Died: 1946 in Crewe, Cheshire, aged 69.

Military Details

Regiment: Cheshire Regiment

Rank: Acting Sergeant

Service Number: 30937 (previously 3/44054)

Date of Enlistment: 10 May 1916

Date of Discharge: 25 February 1919

Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation

Medals and Awards

Not known


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