Friday, December 31, 2010

Sapper Lawrence Sydney Bryan - 778601

According to his attestation papers, dated January 21, 1916 at Mimico, Lawrence Sydney Bryan of Swansea, Ontario was born on November 30, 1888 in Yorktown, Surrey, England.  He listed his mother Lucy Bryan, Yorktown, Surrey, England as his next of kin.  He was a labourer, unmarried and an active member of the 12th Regiment, York Rangers.  He was 27 years of age and stood 5 feet 4 1/2 inches tall.  He had blue eyes, dark hair and a fair complexion.  He was a member of the Church of England.

His brother Alfred also enlisted but did not survive the war.

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