Orders, Decorations and Medals (16 & 17 September 2010)

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Date of Auction: 16th & 17th September 2010


Estimate: £120 - £160

Canadian Memorial Cross, G.V.R. (16420 A-Sgt. W. H. Dryden, D.C.M.) nearly extremely fine £120-160


D.C.M. London Gazette 30 June 1915; Canada Gazette 24 July 1915. ‘Sjt., 7th Bn. Inf.’ ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Keerselaere, on 23rd April, 1915, in going to the assistance of Lieutenant-Colonel Hart-McHarg, who was lying wounded between our own and German lines.’

Sergeant William Hosie Dryden, Canadian Army Medical Corps, attached 7th Battalion Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment), was killed in action, France/Flanders, on 27 September 1916, aged 28 years. He was buried in the London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval, Somme, France. He was the son of James and Jemima Dryden of Dundee and husband of Crystal Isabella Mailer (formerly Dryden) of 35 Caird Drive, Glasgow.