Frederick Edward Bryen

First Name: 
Frederick
Middle Name: 
Edward
Last Name: 
Bryen
Mother's Name: 
Annie (nee Martin)
Father's Name: 
Pattinson Bryen
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, October 4, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
37th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, October 4, 1917
Place of Death: 
Broodseinde Belgium
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Frederick Bryen was born in Kangaroo Valley, NSW, about 1889. At the time of his enlistment he was a married 27 year old farmer. He embarked on HMAT A29 Suevic on 11th November 1916 with 18th Reinforcements, 19th Battalion. Frederick was disembarked at Capetown on 14th December and sent to hospital with measles. He recovered and was embarked at Capetown on A70 Ballarat on 23rd March 1917.

On arrival in England in June, 1917 Frederick was again admitted to hospital, this time with mumps. When he arrived in France he was posted to 37th Battalion on 23rd September 1917. He finally saw action, however on the anniversary of his enlistment on 4th October 1917, he was hit by a shell and killed instantly during the battle of Broodseinde.

He is buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery Plot XXII, Row D, Grave 7.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BRYEN F E

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