William R Brydon

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Brydon, Signalman William R. no.4562.

HMAS Penguin.

Hurlstone Park.

Born at Condoblin 1900, son of John J. and Mary Brydon. Enlisted at Canterbury.

Died 29/9/1919.

Buried RAN Section, Rookwood Cemetery: In loving memory of my dear son, William R. Brydon, died 30th September 1919 aged 19 years. Joined for active service 20th November 1915, returned 3rd March 1919. Served on HMAS Sydney. At Rest. Erected by his father.

Monument, Euston Square, Hurlstone Park.

Killed in Action (Written after memorial completed as “Died”).

Monument, Canterbury Public School.

No Australian War Memorial record.

Special acknowledgement

The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002