Pte. Wilbert DRYNAN

Pte. Wilbert DRYNAN

Male 1893 - 1918  (25 years)

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  • Name Wilbert DRYNAN 
    Prefix Pte. 
    Born 2 May 1893  Bromley Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Attestation Papers 19 Jan 1916  Pembroke, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    38th Bn EOR; L/Cpl; A. Sgt; Sgt; Pte; 
    WWI service 2 Sep 1918  Dury, Pas De Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    #788850 38th Battalion 
    Died 2 Sep 1918  Dury, Pas De Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Buried Dury, Pas De Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Address:
    Dury Mill British Cemetery
    Dury, Pas de Calais
    France 
    Person ID I41503530  Whitewater Region Early Families
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2022 

    Father Alexander DRYNAN,   b. 2 Jun 1853, Ramsay Twp, Lanark Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1936, Bromley Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Hannah MCLAREN,   b. 10 Jan 1858, Horton Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1934, Bromley Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 24 May 1882  Bromley Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F6917  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    WWI & WWII Honor Roll - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Cobden
    WWI & WWII Honor Roll - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Cobden
    Photograph provided by Wilda Johnston
    Cobden Memorial Hall Plaque with Names of Fallen Soldiers
    Cobden Memorial Hall Plaque with Names of Fallen Soldiers
    The Cobden Sun, Nov 13, 1919
    WWI Memorial Plaque - Cobden Legion
    WWI Memorial Plaque - Cobden Legion
    Photograph provided by Wayne Bennett

    Documents
    CHx-Memorial Hall Corner Stone Laid
    CHx-Memorial Hall Corner Stone Laid
    newspaper article-The Cobden Sun, Aug 29, 1919 p. 1
    Drynan, Wilbert WWI Military Service File
    Drynan, Wilbert WWI Military Service File
    Killed in Action
    CHx-Two documents found in corner stone of destroyed Memorial Hall
    CHx-Two documents found in corner stone of destroyed Memorial Hall
    Newspaper Clipping from the 1958 Scrapbook of Irene McLaren,
    provided to Fay Bennett by Jack McLaren
    Drynan, Wilbert killed in action (military)
    Drynan, Wilbert killed in action (military)
    The Renfrew Mercury, Oct 25, 1918
    Drynan, Private Wilbert, The Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM)
    Drynan, Private Wilbert, The Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM)
    The Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM)
    https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/253786
    Drynan, Pte. Wilbert presented with purse on his farewell
    Drynan, Pte. Wilbert presented with purse on his farewell
    The Cobden Sun, Dec 10, 1942

    Histories
    Drynan, Pte. Wilbert - WWI Casualty
    Drynan, Pte. Wilbert - WWI Casualty
    Articles and information compiled by Fay Bennett from sources noted

  • Notes 
    • of rr#4 cobden
    • Cobden of the Past FB Page Nov 9, 2018
      ?Who were WWI casualties from Cobden
      Pte. Wilbert Drynan was a farmer who enlisted Jan 15, 1916 at age 22 and died 2 Sep 1918 in France, age 25. In February 2017, he was admitted to hospital with diptheria but recovered and was able to return to action. Pte. Drynan was serving in the 38th Canadian Battalion when killed in action. Wilbert was the son of Alexander Drynan and Hannah McLaren of Bromley Twp.
      The Canadian Virtual War Memorial is another example of resources available online ? click on the links to see the available documents such as the Book of Remembrance, Burial Site, newspaper clipping.

    Attestation Papers:
    • occupation farmer wt 175lb
      5' 10", blue eyes, brown hair; age 22 years 8 mos
      Contracted diptheria while serving admited to hospital Jan 9, 1917. Returned to duty Apr 21, 1917.

    WWI service:
    • "Killed in Action
      Whilst dressing wounds of a comrade during an advance on Drocourt-Queant Line, on the morning of September 2«sup»nd«/sup», 1918, he was instantly killed by an enemy machine gun bullet." The location was south of Drury.

  • Sources 
    1. [S525] Census - Canada, Ontario, Renfrew Co., Bromley Twp., - 1901, Automated Genealogy, (Index to 1901 Census of Canada with Digital Images, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/cache/index.html).

    2. [S487223] Mil-War Graves Registers, Canada (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914-1948, Canada., (Ancestry.com Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.).

    3. [S871] Newspaper - Births, Deaths and Marriages Abstracts From the Renfrew Mercury 1871 - 1924, Church, Les & Aldine.

    4. [S485949] Newspaper - Births, Deaths and Marriages Abstracts From the Renfrew Mercury 1871 - 1924, Church, Les & Aldine.

    5. [S487226] Mil-WWI Personnel Records of the First World War, Canada., ( Library and Archives Canada . https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/search.aspx.).

    6. [S487227] Mil-Canadian Virtual War Memorial, Veterans Affairs Canada, ((www.veterans.gc.ca/eng)), ). (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S486890] Mil-Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, ((www.cwgc.org)), ). (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S493] Renfrew County Marriages, 1876-1890, Lewis, Olga, (Sep 1998).