Ryans’ striking record
A family which has a striking record in connection with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force is that of Mrs Ryan, of South Dunedin, an aunt of Mrs T. Rutherford, Invercargill. Mrs Ryan has seven sons, all of whom are in khaki. Private James Ryan and
Private William Ryan enlisted in the Main Body, and have been through all the fighting without mishap. Private Thomas P. Ryan enlisted with the 12th Reinforcements, Private Jack Ryan with the 23rd, Private Timothy Ryan with the 25th, and Private J. L. Ryan with the 34th. The seventh son, Gunner Cyril Ryan, is with the Garrison Artillery at Dunedin Heads.