|Place of birth||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Address||32 Boundary Street, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Father, John Ryan, 32 Boundary Street, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||30th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/47/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||30th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||28|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 2), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Mary RYAN. Native of Waverley, New South Wales|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1916; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.
Taken on strength, C Company, 30th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 15 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Posted wounded and missing, 20 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 23 July 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.
Statement, Red Cross File No 2390707, 736 Pte A. PALMER, C Comapny, 30th Bn (patient, 4th Australian General Hospital, Randwick), 2 July 1917: 'I knew Ryan ... I last saw him at Fleurbaix. We went "over" about 6.30 on 19th July, 1916. Ryan was quite near me and I saw him hit by a bullet fired by a sniper. He was hit in the right eye. He was about 120 yds. from our trench when hit. He was not knocked down, and when I last saw him, he was making back to our lines. We continued on to the second line of German trenches. We retired to our trenches the next day -- the 20th. Just after reaching our lines, I was hit by a by a fragment of shell, and have been in hospital ever since. I expected to see Ryan back in our trenches.'
Second statement, 1527 Pte J.L. BULL, D Company, 30th Bn (patient, 4th Australian General Hospital, Randwick), 19 October 1917: 'On July 19th 1916 he was in the front trenches at Fleurbaix with us. Late in the night of the 19th I saw him lying in the trench suffering from concussion. He could not speak. We went over and returned to the same trench early the next morning. The Stretcher bearers had removed Ryan.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, RYAN Patrick Edward
Red Cross File No 2390707