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john burnett



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:26 pm    Post subject: CHARLES DRYSDALE Reply with quote

Memorial is a stained glass window within Holy Trinity Church Dunfermline.
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The inscription reads
"I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD AND KNOW MY SHEEP/ AND AM KNOWN OF MINE/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ CHARLES DRYSDALE, BOOKSELLER, VICE CONSUL OF THE UNITED STATES OF/ AMERICA AT DUNFERMLINE, 1899 - 1913, WHO DIED 21 FEBRUARY 1913/ AND OF MARY J W ALEXANDER, HIS WIFE, WHO DIED 10 APRIL 1933/ ALSO OF THEIR DEARLY BELOVED SON CHARLES, LANCE CORPORAL,/ GORDON HIGHLANDERS, WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME,/ 18 JULY 1916 AGED 19 YEARS/ ALSO OF THEIR ELDEST DAUGHTER MARY WHO DIED 18 JUNE 1951/ ALSO OF THEIR SECOND DAUGHTER HELEN WHO DIED 24 MAY 1959/ BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART/ THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY THEIR THIRD DAUGHTER GRACE"
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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DRYSDALE, CHARLES
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: "D" Coy. 1st Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 18/07/1916
Service No: S/9426
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Mary Drysdale, of 12, Headwell Rd. Dunfermline, and of the late Charles Drysdale. Bookseller and Vice-Consul at Dunfermline for U.S.A. Returned from Canada to Scotland for the purpose of enlisting. Previously wounded Sept., 1915.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 15 B and 15 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
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Kelsa



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Window is by studio of Willie Wilson
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