Mortimer William Bryant

WWI Memorial Roll

By Lynette Wray

Mortimer William Bryant


Military History:        

Regiment:                               Royal Corps of Signals

Rank:                                      Not known

Regimental Number:              2313850    

Date of Enlisting:                    Not known         

Date of death:                         31.5.1939

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

UK Cemetery/Memorial:        St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour



Mortimer is listed in the 1919 Absent Voters list as being in the Royal Corps of Signals but nothing is known of his military history. He is still listed on the 1924, 25, 26 and 27 Absent Voters lists.

However, the Corps of Signals was only formed on the 28th June 1920 when a Royal Warrant was signed by the Secretary of State for War, the Right Honourable Winston S Churchill, who gave the sovereign's approval for the formation of a 'Corps of Signals'. Prior to this it was the Royal Engineer Signal Service.  As Mortimer was born in the 3rd quarter 1902 he would have entered his military service at the end of the War and is unlikely to have seen active service.

He survived the War and died on 31 May 1939.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:                3rd quarter 1902

Birth Place:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Battersea, Surrey

Marriage:                      30.7.1932


Mortimer was born in Ashwell, Hertfordshire in the third quarter 1902, the second son of Arthur George and Annis (nee Fabb) Bryant. He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.

He married Madeline Francis Pidgeon on 30 July 1932 at St John’s Church, Battersea, Surrey. They had one daughter, Pamela J, born in 4th quarter 1933.

Mortimer died on 31 May 1939 at St James Hospital, Balham, Surrey.

After his death Madeline and Pamela moved to Ashwell, Hertfordshire to live with Mortimer’s brother Kenneth.

Mortimer’s brother Kenneth served with the Royal Army Medical Corps on the Western Front, France and Flanders and survived the War.




 Mortimer William Bryant

Birth Place:

 Ashwell, Hertfordshire


 Battersea, Surrey

Death Date:


Enlistment Place:

 Not known


 Not known


 Royal Corps of Signals


 Not known

Regimental Number:


Type of Casualty:


Theatre of War:


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