Neal-Bryant, William John Tasman (1220)

Place of Birth: South Melbourne, VIC

Age: 35 years 10 months

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 10 April 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1220            view online service record

103 Raglan Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Catherine Neal-Bryant (wife)
103 Raglan Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 10 May 1915
Ship: HMAT Ulysses A38
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion – Supplementary of HQ Detail

DOD: Friday, 2 February 1917
Place: No 12 General Hospital, France

Armourer Sergeant, 21 Infantry, died of illness, 2 February, 1917, France, aged 37, commemorated St Sever Cemetery Extension, France.

Parents: John Thomas (late) and Emily Elizabeth O’GRADY (previously BRYANT), wife Mrs Kate NEAL-BRYANT, born South Melbourne, family not located in directories, educated Dorcas Street SS. A 35-year-old engineer, he enlisted 103 Raglan Street, Port Melbourne and died of nephritis, 12 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, France. Three children Jack, Irene, Doreen, shown at 194 Nott Street in Death Notice.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

1917 ‘ELECTRIC SPARKS’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 24 February, p. 3. , viewed 08 Feb 2017,


  1. Brian Membrey says

    “No. 1220 Staff Sergeat W.J. Neal-Bryant was admitted to No. 12 General Hospital, Rouen on 27.1.17. He complained of having had a cough for two weeks and having a sore throat for some little time before this. He was seriously ill at the time and was found to be suffering from nephritis complicated by a spreading broncho-pneumonic condition of the lungs. He died on the 2.2.17 and was buried in Grave. No. 515, Cemetery Saint Sever, Rouen on 3.2.17 by the Rev. B. Murphy) (Captain F.C. Davis, Registrar for O.C., No. 12 General Hospital)

  2. Brian Membrey says

    NEAL-BRYANT. — (By Cable.) — Died of Illness received in trenches in France, Armorer Sergeant W. J. T. Neal-Bryant, the dearly beloved nephew of George Campion, Richmond, and Bob Campion, Wagga,

    – Inserted by his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Campion. Richmond.
    (The Argus, 13 February, 1917)

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