1st Day of Somme casualty. Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regt. Bryson. Salford, Manchester.


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A poignant BWM to a casualty of the 1st Day of the Somme. Sadly missing the 15 Star and Victory.

3971 Pte John Bryson has no known grave and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

He hailed from Salford, Manchester and was born in 1875 and was a labourer pre war. He enlisted on 16/08/1914 and went overseas the following July with the 1st Battalion. It is recorded that he was married to Amelia and had 4 children.

507 other ranks of his battalion went out on the the 1st day of the Somme and 387 of them were either killed or injured.

All the Royal Lancasters saw action that day and 50% of the regiment were lost. They fought bravely between Saure, Beaumont Hamel and Albert.

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