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Allen Lindsay Bryant


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Allen Lindsay AWMM
  • Surname
    Bryant AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    Jayforce 45717 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 April 1917 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Jayforce Pre 1941 AWMM Southland Hospital, Invercargill AWMM
    • Jayforce Pre 1946-1948 AWMM Southland Hospital, Invercargill AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Jayforce Mr. W. Bryant, Otokia (f) AWMM
    • Jayforce Mr. Wm. Bryant, Otokia (f) AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Cross (MC) AWMM
    31 December 1942 AWMM
    The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Bryant, Allen Lindsay. (Ref. WO 373/22/216). Military Cross. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Enlistment
    Jayforce House Surgeon/Civilian AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Maj A. L. Bryant, MC, m.i.d.; born NZ, 25 Apr 1917; House Surgeon, Southland Hospital; Medical Officer 5 Fd Regt Dec 1941-Jun 1943; 5 Fd Amb Jun 1943-Jul 1944;1 Mob CCS Jul-Dec 1944; 1 Conv Depot Dec 1944-Aug 1945. (Source: McKinney, J.B. Medical Units of 2 NZEF in Middle East and Italy. p.409.)

    'Lieutenant-Colonel Glasgow's handling of the large group which followed him towards the enemy lines was masterly. The war diary of the 5th Field mentions a bombardment with thermite mortar bombs; but none of the 5th Field vehicles was lost. At great speed Glasgow raced through, veering away from any green flares that went up around him, until the enemy was some way behind. Then he halted and regrouped the vehicles. The columns passed within 20 yards of a tank laager without being challenged or fired on and the break-out was achieved at very small cost. When Glasgow halted again some miles farther on and took stock of the situation, he found he had what he took to be 22 of his own guns, six anti-tank and four Bofors; but some of the 22 must have belonged to the 6th Field, because his own 27 Battery was far away to the south. His RMO, Captain Bryant, had three trucks carrying severely wounded men he had been caring for in the 5th Field RAP. Bryant felt that they had had as much as they could stand and now decided that they should leave the column and drive eastwards at a more comfortable pace than that of Glasgow's group. Ambulances and other trucks carrying wounded joined him and Bryant duly brought them safely back to a hospital in the rear area. For his skill and bravery he won an MC.' (Source: Murphy, W.E. 2nd New Zealand Divisional Artillery. p. 331.) AWMM
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About death

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  • Date of death
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  • Cemetery name
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Murphy, W. (1966). 2nd New Zealand Divisional Artillery. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.331. AWMM
    • Stout, T.D.M. (1956). New Zealand Medical Services in the Middle East and Italy. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.338. AWMM
    • McKinney, J. (1952). Medical units of 2NZEF in Middle East and Italy. Wellington, N.Z.: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.409. AWMM
    • Scoullar, J. L. (1955). Battle for Egypt : the summer of 1942. Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch, Wellington, N.Z. AWMM
      pp.117, 119. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.32 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.17 AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM

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