MORTON MAN KILLED
The official news of the death of Driver Victor Bryan , R.F.A., the only son of Mr & Mrs Joseph Bryan , Sycamore Farm , Morton, was received with profound regret by all who knew him. He enlisted in June, 1915, and was soon sent over to France, , where, for over two years he discharged his duties in a most commendable way. He was home on leave last Whitsuntide for ten days and went away in fine spirits and good hopes that he would come through all right, but such was not to be. In a letter to the bereaved parents from his Major, it would seem that he was instantaneously killed ( along with his two horses) by a shell on Dec 4th. He was a fine young man, 22 years of age, , full of vigour and cheerfulness, who prior to enlisting worked on the farm , and the many letters of sympathy sent to the family testify to the great respect and esteem in which he was held. The sincere sympathy of Morton and district inhabitants is extended to the family in their great loss.
Derbyshire Times: December 22nd 1917 p8