BRYAN, Gerald Jackson

Royal Engineers
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Died : 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Captain Gerald Bryan 11 Commando
Lieutenant Gerald Jackson Bryan, RE, was awarded the Military Cross [1] for his gallantry during Operation Exporter, the battle of Litani River [view]. He was seriously wounded and lost a leg during this action [2]
Gerald Bryan volunteered for the Commandos and was originally posted to No 9 Commando. On their arrival at Arran for training, his expertise in climbing was needed by the Commando unit already there, No.11 Commando, so he joined them being posted to 1 tp. On the 1st September 1944 he was subsequently forced to resign his commission, in the rank of Captain, as a result of his injuries. Post war he had a distinguished career in the Colonial Service as a British Government Administrator [2].
  • 1 January 1960 appointed O.B.E. (Civil Division) Establishment Secretary, Mauritius [3].
  • 13 June 1964 appointed C.M.G. [4].
  • 16 Feb. 1966 appointed C.V.O. [5].
[1] London Gazette Supp. 35363, page 6875.
[2] + [image] His son Caesar Bryan.
[3] London Gazette Supp. 41909, page 24.
[4] London Gazette Supp. 43343, page 4941.
[5] London Gazette Supp. 43939, page 3691.

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