|Wellington loss June 29/30th 1941 Bremen.||Steve,
Correct, 87049 P/O Francis Egerton BRYANT RAFVR, was an Australian, born in Launceston, Tasmania. You will find some bio material, here:
The Bryant family, had the misfortune of losing two sons on the same night. Francis' younger brother, PM.2227 Able Seaman Reginald Charles Bryant RANR, was stricken with malignant malaria whilst his vessel, HMAS Canberra, was at Colombo. He was admitted to the Military Hospital, Colombo and died there on 29th June, 1941. He is buried at Colombo (Kanatte) General Cemetery. They obviously had relatives in the UK, as the following article in The Times (of June 30, 1942.p.1), attests:
BRYANT.- In love and admiration of P/O F. E. Bryant, RAFVR., shot down with his bomber crew on operational flight June 29, 1941; same night died at Colombo R. C. Bryant, of H.M.A.S. Canberra. Two sons of E. Egerton and Madge Bryant, Tasmania; greatly loved by A. F. Bryant, King's Langley, Herts.
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