- Second World War (1939-1945)
- 2nd Battalion, The Leicestershire Regiment, 148th Infantry Brigade, 4th Indian Infantry Division, British Army
- Awarded on:
- April 25th, 1941
"In the attack on Sidi Brrani on 10th Dec. 1940 the battalion was advancing in M.T. and came under heavy fire, firing over open sights and MG fire. 3 carriers were knocked out Lt. Bryan getting the remaining crews into ground action under heavy fire. Later it was necessary to withdraw the carriers and send them in support of "D" Coy. Lt. Bryan successfully accomplished this & the subsequent advance of "C" and "D" Coys, the carriers were largely responsible for the capture of the position under heavy enemy fire from the front & flank preceding the Coys by 500x. "A" Coy in the meantime had got pinned to the ground 1000x to the right flank, and in despite of only 2 guns out of 6 firing, the carriers were able to extricate the Coy and clear up the situation. Throughout the action, Lt. Bryan displayed complete disregard for his personal safety, and his calmness under fire and example to his men was an inspiration to them. His handling of the carriers was beyond all praise."