Person    | Male  Born 27/3/1867  Died 7/6/1900

Hugh Arnold Bryant

Categories: Armed Forces, Medicine

Countries: South Africa

War dead, Other war i

Commemorated on a memorial as having died in a war, not WW1 or WW2.

Hugh Arnold Bryant

A "Guy's man" who died in the South African War, 1899-1902. An obituary for this man can be found on the Kings College London war memorial website.

Hugh Arnold Bryant was born on 27 March 1867, one of the nine children of Thomas Bryant (1828-1914) and Adelaide Louisa Bryant née Walrond (1831-1911). His birth was registered in the 2nd quarter of 1867 in the St Luke registration district, Middlesex. On 1 May 1867 he was baptised in the United Parishes of St Margaret, Lothbury with St Christopher le Stocks and St Bartholomew by the Exchange, London, where the baptismal register shows the family were living in Finsbury Square and that his father was a surgeon. 

In the 1871 census he was shown as living at 2 Finsbury Square, Finsbury, London, with his parents, four of his siblings: Fanny Louise Bryant (1863-1952), Thomas Egerton Bryant (1864-1933), Ernest Walrond Bryant (1866-1933) and Horace Bransby Bryant (1868-1941), together with a man servant, a cook, a nurse and an under nurse. His father was described as a consulting surgeon.

He entered Guy’s Hospital in 1885, taking the double qualification of the Conjoint Board in 1892 and was described as a medical student in the 1891 census living at 65 Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London, with his parents, six of his siblings, Fanny Louise Bryant, Thomas Egerton Bryant who was shown as a solicitor, Ernest Walrond Bryant who was a civil engineer, Alice Maude Bryant (1871-1944), Cecil Moxon Bryant (1872-1937) a mining student and Effie Spry Bryant (1874-1924), together with a cook, a kitchen maid, a housemaid and an under housemaid.

He became a house surgeon at Durham County Hospital and in late 1899 he went to South Africa as a Civil Surgeon attached to the staff of the Royal Army Medical Corps participating in the Second Boer War. He died from enteric fever, aged 33 years, on 7 June 1900 in Bloemfontein, Orange River Colony (now known as Free State), South Africa. His body was buried in the President Brand Cemetery, Bloemfontein.

Probate records show that he had lived at Castle Hill House, Shaftesbury, Dorsetshire and that when administration of his estate was granted on 7 September 1900 to his father, his effects totalled £1,830-16s-0d.

Credit for this entry to: Andrew Behan.

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