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Full Name: Sydney James Patrick Ryan
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Sydney James Patrick
Surname: Ryan
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 15957
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Sawmiller
Next of Kin: Mrs Jane Amelia Ryan (wife), Gorge Road, Southland, New Zealand
Marital Status: Married
Enlistment Address: Gorge Road, Southland, New Zealand
Military District: Invercargill
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 417
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Egypt
Date of Death: 16 December 1941
Age at Death: 41
Year of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference: 1. H. 21.
Biographical Notes: Son of Patrick Ryan and of Ada Ryan (nee Miller) husband of Jane Amelia Ryan all residents of Gorge Road
Description of Image: Headstone, HeliopolisWar Cemetery, Egypt (photo B. Coutts, 2009)
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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