BRYANT – Harold Cherberd

[Picture: Dominica Legion, a branch of the Royal Commonwealth Ex Servicemen League, courtesy Gabriel Christian]

This stamp was issued in 1998 to mark the 80th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force. It reflect the portraits of Dominicans who served with Honor as RAF Aircrew. From left to right; Wallace Wordsworth Plenderlieth, L.A. McKoy, Harold Cherberd Bryant, DFC, Clifford Severin, Edward Dyrample (AKA Edward Scobie). McKoy, Bryant and Osmunde St. Claire Alleyne were killed in action. Their names are on the cenotaph on Victoria Street Roseau next to the battlements of the old British Army Fort Young (within which a modern hotel now nestles – cannons and all). Every year the aged veterans (very few left), the Police, Scouts, Girl Guides and Army Cadets of the Dominica Cadet Corps parade by in honor to men who are considered heroes for the gallant service rendered in the fight for democracy and freedom.

FLYING OFFICER HAROLD CHERBERD BRYANT

Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer (Air Gunner)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 514 Squadron
Age: 32
Date of Death: 02/05/1944
Service No: 143598
Awards; D.F.C
Additional Information: Son of Gerald King Bryan and Helen Bryant of Dominica
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Block “S” Plot 4. Row U. Coll., Grave 8-14
Cemetery: ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN

[Courtesy Gabriel Christian]

4 additions to “BRYANT – Harold Cherberd”

  1. Jerome Lee adds:

    Additional info. courtesy CXX, WW2Chat.com:- 514 Sqn Lancaster II LL732 JI-H2, op. Chambly. Took off 2247hrs Waterbeach tasked to destroy railway and stores depot. on the home leg, intercepted and shot down by a night fighter, crashing in a near vertical dive some 3km SW of Chaumont-en-Vexin (Oise) 25 km SW of Beauvais. Source: BCL Vol.5 WR Chorley

  2. hAROLD CHERBERD BRYANT adds:

    From I was 12 yrs old growing up it was amazing hearing my father Mc Clemon harper from Marigot/wesley brother of Harold Cherberd Brian, Sister Morgory Amour Mother Helen Castor/Bryant form Marigot
    i ways listen to my dad teill the history of his brother Harold Bryant, went to war, and he got taken by an enieme, he was buried in france, they had win the war and on his way home somewhere over franc he was shot down one side of the plan was on fire and he had the other hand trying to top the fire unfortunately we was unsucesfu
    he is not just onlt the Amour famaily he was my father brother the same mother, thank you very much

  3. HAROLD CHERBERD BRYANT adds:

    From I was 12 yrs old growing up it was amazing hearing my father Mc Clemon harper from Marigot/wesley brother of Harold Cherberd Bryant, Sister Morgory Amour Mother Helen Castor/Bryant from Marigot wolud be tell of his brother Harold Cherberd Bryant. he told us his famaily that his borther told them he was going and he back to make them happy , theses are the word i can remeber my dad said to them
    i ways listen to my dad tell the history of his brother Harold Bryant, went to world war 2, and he got taken by an enemy he was buried in france, they had win the war and on his way home somewhere over franc he was shot down one side of the plan was on fire and he had the other hand trying to top the fire unfortunately we was unsucessful the Amour famaily they all has to call my dad uncle. thank you

  4. Simon Hepworth adds:

    I am writing the complete history of 514 Squadron and would be delighted to hear from any family member of Harold Bryant. Please contact me at 514squadronraf(at)gmail.com. Thank you

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