The son of Sidney Robert and Margaret Emily Ryland, of Stroud, Gloucestershire. He was married to Margaret Emily
Later 4th Battalion, then ? Jpome detachment, then 1 SAS 1 Feb 1944
Killed in Action B Squad 1st SAS in Operation Bulbasket. He is buried at Rom Communal Cemetery in France alongside his fallen comrades. Service number 5729978.
British Army Casualty Lists report on 4 July 1944 he had previously reported missing believed to be a prisoner of war but was now reported not missing. He was reported killed in action on or shortly after 7 July 1944.
TNA ref WO417/89 British Army Casualty List