(Service number 35828)
|Aliases||Bernard on cenotaph Database bur amended to Bryan on Personnel File.|
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank|
|Date||28 August 1884||Place of Birth||Ashley, North Canterbury|
|Date||7 October 1916||Age||32|
|Address at Enlistment||Waimate|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||B Flynn (father) 49 Bishop Street, St Albans , Christchurch. NZ|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||NZ Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||23rd ReinforcementsMounted Rifles|
|Date||19 April 1917|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Service Medals||British War Medal, Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||9 Sept 1919||Reason||No longer fit for service due to illness|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Hospitalised several times for a variety of illnesses
|Date||27 April 1966||Age||82|
|Place of Death||Christchurch|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Waimari Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Block RC 49 Plot 4|
|New Zealand Memorials||St Patrick's (Waimate) Memorial list (June 2015)|
Son of Bryan and Sarah Flynn nee Lynskey. Bryan (senior) emmigrated to New Zealand in January 1863 on the "Chariot of Fame" and ran hotels, incluing Ashley Hotel, Rangiora, Queens, Christchurch, Criterion, and Waimate. He purchased land at Willowbridge in 1906 but sold up and moved back to Christchurch.
Bryan (junior) married Mary Teresa (Minnie Mary) Coughlan on 28 April 1914 who died only a year later on 19 June 1915 in childbirth, and was buried at Temuka Cemetery. Bryan (junior) enlisted under his own name, but was rejected as medically unfit (possibly epliletic with alcoholic tendecies) after serving only 16 days. He then re-enlisted ten days later in Wellington under the name Bernard and was passed as fit.
After the war Bryan returned to New Zealand and married Frances May Joli in 1921.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database (May 2015); New Zealand BDM Historical Records online; Billion Graves at http://billiongraves.com/; Paperspast; ancestry.co.au; Coughlan Family history; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5537 0040921) [01 April 2016]; ; Press, 17 September 1875, 2 November 1881, 1 October 1885, 20 December 1895, 3 April 1918, 8 April 1924, 1 December 1925, New Zealand Tablet, 18 October 1900, Timaru Herald, 6 March 1902, Oamaru Mail, 3 December 1906, Sun, 3 April 1918 (Papers Past) [01 April 2016]; Waimairi Cemetery, Christchurch, burial record (Christchurch City Council) [02 April 2016]
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