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Orvin Dick Drysdale jr Obituary

Started by Russell Lynn Drysdale Aug 15. 0 Replies

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/189963011/orvin-dick-drysdaleOrvin Dick Drysdale Jr is survived by his * current wife *Connie [Baker] Drysdale his Children: Russell Lynn Drysdale , Teresa Joyce Covington ,Grand children Leslie Marie [Covington] Stone , Mark Daniel Covington , great grandchild Caiden Stone .During his life he had many interests including auto racing, bowling, and camping. He was involved in…Continue

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Will of Andrew Thomas Drysdale from Newfoundland will books

Started by Russell Lynn Drysdale Jul 20. 0 Replies

Will of Andrew Thomas Drysdale from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 602-603 probate year 1900Last will and Testament of Andrew T. Drysdale of Harbour Grace Post Master deceasedKnow all men by these presents that I Andrew Thomas Drysdale of Harbor Grace, Newfoundland Post Master, being of sound disposing mind memory and recollection do make publish and declare this to be my last will and Testament. (1) I revoke all former wills made by me (2) I will devise bequeath and give to my wife…Continue

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U-boat victim, Andrew Drysdale.

Started by William Douglas. Last reply by Russell Lynn Drysdale Feb 8. 2 Replies

ANDREW DOUGLAS DRYSDALE M.B., Ch.B. (Edin.).Age: 23Lieutenant 225941 Royal Army Medical CorpsTicket No. 312Destination: Cape TownSon of Peter Finnie Drysdale and Annie Bonar Drysdale, of Edinburgh. Andrew was a passenger who lost his life when SS Ceramic was sunk by a U-boat mid-Atlantic on 6th December 1942.On November 23, 1942 the Ceramic left the Mersey for Australia, independently routed, with 378 passengers. Her subsequent complete disappearance was at first little publicised at home, due…Continue

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John Drysdale would later attempt to assassinate Masterson of Grange

Started by Russell Lynn Drysdale. Last reply by Russell Lynn Drysdale Nov 23, 2018. 5 Replies

https://drmarkjardine.wordpress.com/2015/08/05/the-majestick-like-colossus-of-fife-in-1674/The curious report of a colossus standing astride the Lomond Hills in Fife is recorded in the manuscript memoirs of John Blackadder, an outlawed field preacher. He refers to the appearance of a tall,…Continue

Sheriff Johnson arrested Mrs. Thomas Williams....

Started by Russell Lynn Drysdale Mar 7, 2017. 0 Replies

The Blossburg Advertiser November 24, 1899, Vol.15, No. 51...Wednesday evening, Sheriff Johnson arrested Mrs. Thomas Williams, charging her with assaulting one Drysdale. Near her house three boys were drumming on a boiler. Drysdale was on his way from work, and when passing the boys he thought they were drumming at him, and raised his dinner pail as if to strike them. Mrs. Jones, from her door told the boys not to be afraid, and came out in the yard and tossed a drum stick to one of the boys.…Continue

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Deaths Aug 14 1789 , Dr John Drysdale also Mrs Susannah Douglas relict of Patrick Ross Esq

Started by Russell Lynn Drysdale. Last reply by William Douglas Nov 14, 2016. 1 Reply

The Scots Magazine :volume 52Deaths Aug 14 1789 At Bombay Lieut James Rattray in the East India Company's service Oct At Madras David Graham Esq Dec On board the Valentine on his voyage from China Mr John Stuart second son of James Stuart Esq of St James's Square Edinburgh Jan 4 1790 At Nassau New Providence Mr John Simpson merchant Fcb On board a vessel in the river Savannah in Georgia John Struthers Esq of Glasgow Slanb 4 At Ifle of Skyc Flora Macdonald spouse to Captain Allan Macdonald late…Continue

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Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on July 9, 2016 at 1:39

Train Wreckers and Ghost Killers-Allied Marines in the Korean War PCN 19000410700_2.pdf

Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on July 9, 2016 at 1:36

Colonel Douglas Burns Drysdale was born in Hampstead, a suburb of London, on 2 October 1916. He spent the majority of his youth in Argentina, where he developed a life-long passion for horsemanship, polo playing, and hunting. Commissioned a subaltern in September 1935 in the Royal Marines, he was given charge of HMS Renown c Marine detachment. lie remained on hoard the Renown during the first three years of World War II. During the occupation of Iceland, Lieutenant Drysdale served as the staff officer of "Force Fork," the combined force consisting of the 2d Battalion, Royal Marines, and a coastal battery. He was promoted to captain in June 1942 and assigned to the staff of the British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, D.C. Here, Captain Drysdale had his first contacts with U.S. Marines when he was attached to Headquarters United States Marine Corps as a liaison officer until 1943 when he became brigade major of 3 Special Service Brigade. He remained with the brigade for the rest of World War II. Tn September 1945, during the Burma campaign, 3 Special Service Brigade was assigned to carry out Operation Zipper, an amphibious operation that was canceled when the war ended. Major Drysdale was to serve as the commanding officer of 44 Commando during that operation. For outstanding service in that theater, the British government appointed Drysdale a Member of the British Empire (MBE). After the war, Major Drysdale served on the staff of the British army staff college at Camberley. He then joined the staff of the Officer's School where he was promoted to acting lieutenant colonel and assigned to command 41  Independent Royal Marine Commando. His command of 11 Commando in Korea was to be the highlight of a distinguished career. For his actions at the Chosin Reservoir, as well as his leadership of 41st Commando, Lieutenant Colonel Drysdale was awarded two Silver Stars and a Distinguished Service Order. Lieutenant Colonel Drysdale led 41 Commando until late 1951, when he was relieved by Lieutenant Colonel Ferris N. Grant. He then served as the Royal Marine representative at the Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, Virginia, from 1952 to 1954. After leaving Quantico, Drysdale was appointed Commandant of the Royal Marine's Non-commissioned Officers School. He was then assigned to the staff of the Commandant General of Royal Marines, where he was promoted to colonel in June 1961. He was selected to command 3 Commando Brigade prior to his medical retirement in January 1962. He moved to Norfolk, England, in 1978 where he died on 22 June 1990 at the age of 73. 

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Comment by William Douglas on May 24, 2015 at 13:10

video of the Thomas Drysdale and his wife Catherine White memorial stained glass window on visit to St Fillan's Church in Aberdour, Fife. John died in January, 1906, and Catherine in December, 1889. This window given by their children.
https://youtu.be/dimkQTVxIZI

 
 
 

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