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1914-15 Star

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1914-15 Star, BWM and Victory, Private Henry William Bryant, also known as Harry, 10th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, who died of wounds in France 11/04/1918. A Jersey man from St. Helier…

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1914-15 Star, BWM & Victory, Private Henry William Bryant, also known as Harry, 10th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, who died of wounds in France 11/04/1918. A Jersey man from St. Helier, Jersey, he later moved to Australia. At the outbreak of the war he enlisted in the AIF at Adelaide, 08/12/1914, embarked for France 01/04/1915. The 10th Bn was among the first infantry units raised for the AIF, it was raised within weeks of the declaration of War and they embarked for war soon after. They formed part of the 3rd Brigade who were the covering force for the ANZAC landing on 36h April 1915 and were the first ashore at around 4:30 am. They went on to fight at Pozieres in the Somme valley in July, and was engaged in bitter trench warfare. They were later at the Third Battle of Ypres in 1917 where Pte Roy Inwood was awarded the Victoria Cross. In March & April 1918, the 10th Bn helped to halt the German Spring offensive where Harry Bryant was wounded and soon after succumbed to his wounds