Part of the group to Brigadier General C M Ryan, ASC
Charles Mongomerie Ryan was born 12 August 1867 the son of the late Lt Colonel E M Ryan, Bengal Staff Corps. He was gazetted initially into the Royal Dublin Fusiliers 22 Aug 1888, transferring to the Devonshire Regiment 10 April 1889 and to the Army Service Corp on the 15 September 1890. He served in the South African War 1899 to 1902 as DAAG 6 Sep 1899 to 7 May 1902 and was present at the defence of Mafeking, including the actions of 26 Dec 1899 and 12 May 1900. Operations in the Transvaal July to 29 Nov 1900. Operations in the Cape Colony 30 Nov 1900 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in despatches LG 8 Feb 1901, received the Queen’s Medal with 2 clasps and the King’s Medal with 2 clasps and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, LG 19 Apr 1901: Charles Montgomerie Ryan, Major Army Service Corps. In recognition of services during the recent operations in South Africa. The insignia were sent to the C-in-C South Africa and presented by the GOC Cape Colony, 19 Nov 1901.
From 1 Nov 1903 to 31 Oct 1906 he was Assistance Director of Supplies, Woolwich Dockyard. Deputy Assistant Director of Quartering, HQ of the Army 20 April 1908 to 19 April 1911. He was promoted Lieutenant Colonel 15 October 1910.
He served in the European War from 1914 as AA and QMG 7th Division BEF, 21 March 1915 to 13 July 1915, became Colonel 15 October 1915 and DD Supplies BEF 14 July 1915 to 13 Sep 1918, Deputy Director Supplies BEF 14 Sep 1918. He was created CMG in 1916 and CBE in 1918.
He married in 1891 Ethel the daughter of Captain Hyde Pearson.