Patrick William Bryant
From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||17 Mar 1914|
|Place of Birth||Argyle, Western Australia|
|Death||8 May 1982, aged 68|
|Place of Death||Rockingham, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||27 years, 9 months|
5'11" (1.80m tall ; 200lbs|
90.718 kg; dark complexion ; blue eyes ; dark brown hair ; right hand missing
|Address||William street, Armadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Mother , Mrs. Elizabeth Bryant|
|Reg Number||W85040 & WX18099|
|Date of Enlistment||17 Dec 1941|
|Unit/Formation||12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
Electoral Roll entries: 1943 at William street, Armadale, tractor driver. Her was employed at the WA Salvage Company's Mill in Bedfordale.
Patrick's initial enlistment was with the AIF from 17 Dec 1941 until 19 Jun 1942. Patrick and others from the AIF Training Camp at Northam were formed into a battalion strength Dalgite Force on 23 Feb 1942 to supplement the Garrison Battalions defending the Fremantle area. They camped at Hamilton Hill and were engaged in work on the defences between Swanbourne and Garden Island. With the arrival of troops home from the Middle East, they were released back to training, and were withdrawn to Northam.
Following his stint in hospital, Patrick was released from the 2nd AIF - Manpowered to the Timber Industry on 19 Jun 1942. He almost immediately enlisted (13 Jul 1942) with the 12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion, Volunteer Defence Corps. On 31 Jul 1944 along with the rest of his unit he was paced in the Reserve.
During 1947 Patrick married Norma Hilda Stonehouse. Norma died on 15 Apr 2011 in Withers aged 92.
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 at William street Armadale, tractor driver; 1958 at 51 Gresham street, Victoria Park, labourer; 1977 at 5 Iveston road, Lynwood, night watchman; 1980 at 39 Orion street, Rockingham.