Corporal John Thomas Bryant, also known as Thomas or Tom, was born 25 Nov 1893 at Birmingham, England. He was the son of Bridget Keady and Edward Bryant. Thomas immigrated to Canada at the age of 16 and resided in Cambridge, Ontario for 71 years.
Prior to enlisting with the 111th Battalion at Galt, Ontario on 3 Jan 1916, Thomas served one year with the 29th Regiment H.L.I. At the time of his 1916 enlistment he was living with his mother his next of kin, at 66 West Main St. N., Galt, Ontario. His regimental number was 172464. He was single, a machine fitter, 5' 6", with a 33½" chest, fair complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair and his religion was Church of England.
Upon his return from service he resided at 32 Bond St., Galt, Ontario. In 1917 Thomas married Isabella Bertram and had three children. He finished his trade with Canada Machinery Corp and retired from the Joy Manufacturing Company.
Thomas died 2 January 1988 at Cambridge, Ontario and is buried at Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Ontario. At the time of his death he was one of the last few remaining veterans of the 111th Battalion, which had distinguished service in WW1.
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Was attached to the 29th Regiment and enlisted with the 111th Battalion at Galt, January 3, 1916.
He was born in England and his next of kin is Mrs. Edward Bryant, 66 West Main St., N., Galt.
Since his return he lives at 32 Bond St., Galt.