Stories of Remembrance

Army, First World War (1914-18)Pte Walter Bryant,

Walter Bryant was a brave man who was not afraid of death and even though he may have been a small man of only five feet and a quarter inch, he had a big heart and big courage.
Liam Marshall, St Monica’s College, Epping

Walter Bryant was a soldier of the 59th Battalion during the First World War. He was ranked Private and enlisted into the Australian Imperial Force on 4 April 1916. He served along the Western Front along with his comrades in arms and friends of the 59th Battalion. He died alongside them on 2nd September 1918, only two months and nine days away from the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, which was responsible for ending Armistice at the end the First World War. Walter Bryant was a brave man who was not afraid of death and even though he may have been a small man of only five feet and a quarter inch, he had a big heart and big courage. At enlistment he was nineteen years old and he died at the young age of twenty one. Walter Bryant, service number 1887, was one of Australia's biggest heroes, along with all of his comrades who fought belong side him.

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