1. Memorial:Le Touret MemorialPanel 1
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.117
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour23A GQS

Awards & Titles:

King George's Delhi Durbar Medal

Family :

Son of the late Richard and Jessie Bryce: husband of Mary Bryce of 15 Morval Rd. Brixton London.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 7th Dragoon Guards (Princess Royal's) 

7th (Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards August 1914 : in Secunderabad in India, part of the Secunderabad Cavalry Brigade. Moved with Brigade to France as part of 1st Indian Cavalry Division, landed Marseilles at 13 October 1914. 23 December 1914 : transferred with Brigade to 2nd Indian Cavalry Division. 26 November 1916 : 2nd Indian Cavalry Division renamed as 5th Cavalry Division. February 1918 : Division broken up; regiment transferred on 10 March 1918 to 7th Cavalry Brigade in 3rd Cavalry Division.

Action : Winter Operations 1914-1915 

23 November 1914 - 6 February 1915. As the armies of 1914 fought themselves to exhaustion they settled down by the end of the year to the realities of static trench warfare. During the winter, activity was mostly comprised of a series of small scale raids and attempts by the BEF to gain superiority over the battlefront. At the same time increasing numbers of Territorial battalions and replacements for the Regular battalions came into theatre and had to be trained and acclimatised to trench occupation. This period was further noted for the severity of the weather and the need to rapidly source and equip the troops with adequate winter and waterproof equipment, whilst improving the trench conditions. Miserable times.

Served in the South African Campaign.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Mayo No. 1406 E.C.India

21st December 1910
21st December 1910

Joined Lord Kitchener Lodge in Egypt on 15th December 1909 from Lodge 100, Egypt. Joined Mayo Lodge No. 1406 at Secundarabad on 21st December 1910.

Past Master

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