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Full Name: John Joseph Bryant
Rank Last Held: Trooper
Forename(s): John Joseph
Surname: Bryant
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 11/862
First Known Rank: Trooper
Next of Kin: Mrs E.A. Bryant (mother), Lower Kaikorai, Dunedin, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Railway Station, Greatford, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation: 4th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Wellington Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date: 17 April 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll: 89
Last Unit Served: Wellington Mounted Rifles
Place of Death: Malta to Gallipoli
Date of Death: 3 December 1915
Age at Death: 24
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Died of disease
Cemetery Name: Addolorata Cemetery, Malta
Grave Reference: E. EA. A. 681.
Biographical Notes:
  • John Bryant was the son of Joseph and Eliza Alves Bryant, of Kenmure Road, Mornington, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • John Bryant was formerly a Lieutenant in the Hiberian Defence Cadets.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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