Henry Bryans was the son of Samuel and Rachel Bryans. Henry was born about 1893 in Caledon, County Tyrone. It is believed the family moved from Caledon to Cambrai St, Belfast sometime between 1897 and 1899. Henry worked as labourer in an iron works. Private Henry Bryans was serving with the 4th (Queen's Own) Hussars when he was killed in action on the 11 September 1914 at the First Battle of Aisne in France. Henry was 19 years old. Henry was one of 5 Bryans brothers who fought in the war. Two were killed; Henry and Frederick.
La Ferte-sous-Jouarre is a small town 66 kilometres to the east of Paris, located on the main road (N3) running east from Paris. The Memorial is situated in a small park on the south-western edge of the town, on the south bank of the River Marne, just off the main road to Paris, The Memorial Register is kept at the Town Hall.