Bryant, Percy

Bryant, Percy D.C.M


Military History:


Royal Sussex Regiment

A/c Quarter Master Sergeant

Service Number:                    
200353, formerly 1926

Date of Enlisting:                            

Date of death:                        
Not known

Cemetery/ Memorial:            
Not known

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

Percy joined the Royal Sussex Regiment on 17th August 1914.  He saw active service at Gallipoli with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force Regimental Number 1926. He later served in Alexandria under Regimental Number 200353. He served in the Balkans, and Middle Eastern Theatres of War. It is not known if Percy survived the War.

Percy was awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal at Jerusalem by HRH Duke of Connaught in 1917. He was also awarded a 1914-15 Star, the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

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



Family History:


Date of Birth:               
2nd Quarter 1891

Birth Place:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Not known


Percy was born in Ashwell in the 2nd quarter of 1891, fifth son of Benjamin James and Esther (nee Huffer) Bryant.

He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell and before enlisting he was a gardener for one of the brewers in Ashwell.

It is not known if Percy married or had children.

Percy’s brothers Arthur, Rupert, and Sidney all survived the war and returned to Ashwell. Rupert, the second son received a shrapnel wound to his arm and was awarded a wound stripe. George, the third son, died in the Battle of the Somme on 13th November 1916. It is not known if Stanley survived the War.



Other references:

Royston Crow January 1915   The Boys also had a visit from Mr Percy Bryant, another Old Boy of the school, and a Private in the 4th Sussex Regiment. He called to bid them ‘Goodbye’ prior to his going to the front. He was given a hearty send off and many were the expressions that he might come back safely.

Royston Crow 22 June 1917   Corporal Percy Bryant, son of Mr & Mrs Benjamin Bryant, in July 1915 sent to the Dardanelles, wounded, now in Palestine.



Name:Percy Bryant D.C.M.
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:Unknown
Enlistment Place:Horsham, West Sussex
Regiment:Royal Sussex
Battalion:4th Battalion
Regimental Number:      200353, formerly 1926
Type of Casualty:Not known
Theatre of War:Balkans and Middle Eastern,

Comments about this page

  • From the cap badge it looks like he was originally a territorial in 1/5 Cinque Ports TF [he has a TF imperial service badge on his tunic. The 1926 service number is probably a Cinque Ports one?


    Cinque Ports battalion were part of RSR but had their own cap badge

    By Woody (11/07/2020)

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