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Frederick Bryans.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate relating to Rifleman Frederick Bryans.

Life Story

Name: Frederick Bryans.

Service Number: 12583.

Rank: Rifleman.

Battalion: 15th Battalion.

Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles.

Born: 12th February 1899, Belfast.

Died: 21st November, 1917.

Address: 150 Cambrai Street, Belfast


Frederick Bryans, son of Samuel and Rachel Bryans, lived at 150 Cambrai Street, Shankill Road, Belfast


The 1901 Ireland Census has Frederick living at 20 Cambrai Street, Shankill, Belfast with his mother, father, occupation, Bricklayer, five brothers, William John, 16 years, Bleaching Labourer, Samuel, 12 years, Robert, 8 years, Henry, 6 years, David, 4 years, and two sisters, Sarah, 17 years, Yarn Shaker, Ann Elizabeth, 10 years


The 1911 Ireland Census has Frederick still living at 20 Cambrai Street, Shankill, Belfast with his mother, House Keeper, Father, Bricklayer, three sisters, Sarah, 27 years, Linen Weaver, Ann Elizabeth, 20 years, Linen Weaver, Agnes, 9 years, and two brothers, Henry, 16 years, Labourer at Iron Works, David, 14 years


Frederick joined the Royal Irish Rifles.

He was posted as part of the British Expeditionary Force to France on the 4th of October 1915.

Frederick was a Rifleman in 15th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles when he was Killed In Action on the 21st November 1917 aged 18 years


A local newspaper states.

Mr Samuel Bryans, 150 Cambrai Street, Belfast, has been notified that his son, Rifleman Fred Bryans, Royal Irish Rifles, was killed in action on 21ult


Fredericks Soldiers Effects were left to his mother Rachel.

His Will signed and dated the 8th August 1915 left his Property and Effects to his mother.

Dependant Pension Application Forms show his mother Rachel as claimant also


See brother also: 14034 Corporal William Bryans 10th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles

See brother also: 8793 Private Henry Bryans 4th Queens Own Hussars


Frederick received the British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1915 Star.

He is Remembered at Cambrai Memorial Louverval, France.

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