BRYCE, Cyril Kenneth

Temporary Corporal
Royal Marines
Royal Navy
Service numbers: 
CH/X 101818
Honours & Awards: 
Corporal Cyril Bryce was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services in operations in North West Europe [1].
"During a large scale raid on an enemy position east of Sallenelles on the evening of 18th June, Cpl Bryce was in command of No.1 MMG detachment which, advancing to take up a fire position, walked into an unlocated minefield.
An explosion wounded Cpl Bryce and two marines. Despite serious injuries to his foot, including a compound fracture of his leg, and in great pain, Cpl Bryce took charge of his detachment and the situation, got his gun into action against three located enemy MG positions which had meantime opened fire on the detachment.
It was due to Cpl Bryce's determination to accomplish his task, disregarding his own serious injuries, that a serious dislocation of the fire plan did not occur and that fire support was forthcoming when it was required."[2].
  • Post war he was a member of the Commando Association and resided in Tamworth, Staffordshire [3]

[1] London Gazette 36846, page 5809.
[2] National Archives file WO 373/47/32.
[3] Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 109 issued Sept. 1999.

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