8th December 2015 William Bryan William Bryan was born in Stamford in the summer of 1894. In 1901 he lived in Burrell’s Court, West Street with his parents William and Annie, his elder sister Phoebe and baby Bertie. His father William was a dustman but changed his occupation between 1901 and 1911 to be a groom at the livery stables. During this period Bertie died and two girls, Lilley (born 1905) and Sylvia (born 1908) were born. The family then moved round the corner to a larger house at 5 Queen’s Walk and took two boarders, Arthur Atkinson (aged 23 cycle maker) and George Smith (aged 23 a groom). In 1911 William worked from home as a dealer in marine stores. In WWI William served as Private 063909 in the Royal Army Service Corps. There are no dates for his length of service but he became a prisoner-of-war in 1918 and was awarded £8 from the Stamford POW Fund. He went to live in 10 Billings Buildings but there are no further details of marriage or occupation although he lived in Stamford for the rest of his life. He died in December 1948.