Bryan, George

George Bryan was first recorded on a census in 1891. He was living with his family at 4 Peter’s Court, Mold. Head of the household was George Bryan, a 31 year old  labourer. His wife Elizabeth was 29. Their listed children were Mary 6, George 3 and Samuel 11 months.

The next census of 1901 placed the family at Milford Street, Mold.  George, the father was not present for the census. The household comprised Elizabeth who was 37, Mary was 16, George 14, Samuel 9 and Jane 11.

The 1911 census placed George still  in Milford Street. He was a tin plate worker and was 24 years of age. He lived with his mother, Elizabeth and siblings Samuel 17, Jane, 15, Mary 25 and a 10 month old baby Mary Elizabeth Bryan. (This census tells us that the mother Elizabeth had been married for 26 years and had given birth to 5 children, 4 of whom were still living).  It is unclear who was the mother of baby Mary Elizabeth. 

UK Soldiers Who died in The Great War 1914 -19 , accessible on  confirms all the military details above but adds more. This source tells us that he was born in Mold but at the time of enlisting, he resided in Shotton. He enlisted in Buckley. This source tells us that he died of wounds at sea, presumably on a hospital ship at the Dardanelles. (Gallipoli). He would have been buried at sea.

George’s medal card,  also on Ancestry,  lists his medals and adds that he entered his first theatre of war (the Balkans) on the 8th August 1915. He died 15 days later.

His younger brother, Samuel  also died at Gallipoli. He is listed on Mold’s memorial and has his own page on this website.

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Mold Urban Memorial

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