3705, Bombardier Lawrence Oliver Bryant
6th Field Artillery Brigade
Australian War Memorial:
Studio portrait of 3705 Temporary Bombardier (T/Bdr) Laurence Oliver Bryant, AIF, and his brother Sergeant Arthur Alfred Bryant, British Territorial Army. Laurence Bryant arrived in Australia from England in 1913 and enlisted in the 8th Battalion in July 1915. He served with several artillery units and rose to the rank of Bombardier. Laurence Bryant was discharged medically unfit due to military service and returned to Australia in August 1918. He died on 27 October 1918, aged 22. Arthur Bryant was wounded three times and was awarded the Military Meda l(MM) before being promoted to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant (2Lt). He emigrated to Australia in 1920 and, lying about his age, enlisted in the 2nd AIF in 1940. He fought with the 2/8 Battalion, rose to the rank of Captain, and became a prisoner of war in Crete. VX342 Captain Arthur Bryant survived the war and was discharged in January 1946.