William Downs Bryson

Private 40930
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 9th Battalion
Nothing is known about Bryson’s service except that he originally enlisted in the Lanarkshire Yeomanry as Private 1582 probably sometime in 1916 before transferring to the 9th Cameronians, 9th (Scottish) Division before his death. In 1916 the 9th Division took part in several phases of the Battle of the Somme before moving to the front line near Arras in December.
c1885, Bothwell
Death21st January 1917
Killed in action. 9th Cameronians war diary for 21st January records that they were stationed in the trenches and “Hostile Trench Mortar activity continued. Our casualties 10 killed and 5 wounded.
BurialFaubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, II. C. 9.
Son of Janet Bryson, of Molendinar, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, and the late Robert Bryson.
Robert Bryson (1839-1895) & Janet Downs (1847-1925) married 1867 Bothwell
Arthur (1870-1872), Christian (1871- ), Christina (1873- ), Jeannie M (1877-1923), Arthur (1883-1940), Robert (c1886- )
Uddingston Grammar School
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Molendinar, Bothwell, Lanarkshire
Old Mill Road, Bothwell, Lanarkshire
Molendinar, Bothwell, Lanarkshire
Molendinar, Bothwell, Lanarkshire
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Omicron Lair 21
Scottish National War Memorial Chalmers Church, Uddingston Viewpark Parish Church (formerly Thornwood Church of Scotland Mission Church) Uddingston Grammar School Roll of Honour
Acknowledgements and SourcesMuch of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to Ancestry, and Find my past. Commonwealth War Graves Commission Family Search Scotlands People The Long, Long Trail The Scottish War Memorials Project Thanks also to Alasdair Fergus


Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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