Born in 1931, Bryan was commissioned in The Royal Fusiliers and served in Korea with Colin Shortis. He had a distinguished career, finishing as GOC London District.
From our very first contacts in 1998, Bryan had a major influence on the design of the memorials and the participation of other Regiments in the British Cemetery in Elvas. He led the party from the UK to the unveiling in 2000, the major part of which was from his regiment, The Royal Fusiliers and their sister regiment, the Royal Welch Fusiliers.
The party included representatives from the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, the Northamptonshire Regiment and the Royal Irish Regiment. The Middlesex Regiment, whose representatives had been coming to Albuera for years, were of course present. A founding Trustee, he regularly attended the meetings, often held at The Tower of London, where The Royal Fusiliers had their Headquarters.
He died on 10th December, 2019.