The Sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster

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Charles Bryant

BRYANT, Charles

The extracts of Charles Bryant’s military records state that he was born in Lewisham and lived in London. However no age is given. The Register of Soldiers Effects state that his mother was named Annie. It is possible, but far from certain, that his parents were Benjamin Bryant and Annie Eliza Burleigh. This family was living in Fulham in the 1901 and 1911 censuses and the Charles Bryant listed was born in 1894. There were two younger siblings, William and Alice.

Charles Bryant enlisted in the Middlesex Duke of Cambridge’s Hussars and in October 1918 he was with the 2/1st Brigade which had moved to Ireland in May 1918 and was stationed at the Curragh. Presumably returning to England on leave he travelled on RMS Leinster on the 10th of October. He did not survive the sinking but his body was recovered. He was buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery in Dublin.



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