Former boys captain still in memory at Cowra High School

Cowra High School Vice Captain Lochie Wilson, Captain Samuel Long and Vice Captain Noah Ryan with copies of the books.
Cowra High School Vice Captain Lochie Wilson, Captain Samuel Long and Vice Captain Noah Ryan with copies of the books.

Students who receive the Max Bryant Memorial Award, given to the boys captains at Cowra High School, will be brought even closer to the award's namesake thanks to an ongoing donation of books.

Doreen Charlwood Burge's father, Don Charlwood, wrote about Bomber Command in two books, No Moon Tonight and Journeys into Night, which both feature former Cowra High School captain Max Bryant.

Mrs Burge said due to her family's connection to Max, she felt compelled to donate a copy of each of the books to the recipient of the award.

"I am delighted to know that Max is still recognised at the school," she said.

"His name was part of our lives as children, as our parents were both so close to him.

"It was through Max that our parents met, in Edmonton, Canada during training. I feel very aware that I would not be here but for Max," she said.

Mrs Burge also donated signed copies of the books to the school's library alongside a number of photos of Max.

Mr Byrant was school captain and dux in 1939.