Took ill in his home and died in Glasgow Royal Infirmary on 26th
July 1941 just days before his 56th birthday.
He left a widow, Christina and four children.
His home address then was No.903 Cumbernauld Road, Riddrie,
His funeral took place at Riddrie Park Cemetary, Glasgow and was the largest
seen in the East-end for a long time.
The commanding officer of the Cameronians, Colonel C.B.Vandaleur
attended the funeral along with four holders of the VC:
Sergeant John McAuley VC, DCM, 1st Battalion Scots
Sergeant Robert Downie VC, 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Private David Lauder VC, 4th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers
Drum-Major Walter Ritchie VC, 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders.
Henry is buried and has
a family headstone at Riddrie
Park Cemetery, Section B. Lair 146.
This photograph was taken c1994. Henry's name
surprisingly is not on the headstone.
photograph from Charlie McDonald
Sadly the gravestone
like many others has
photo Terry McDonald1998
A new gravestone erected and dedicated 12th Sept 2006!
I was delighted to be there and took these photos and short video.
Riddrie Park Cemetery, Glasgow, Section B.
His VC was sold at auction on 7 June 1994 by Wallis & Wallis for £18,250 and together with his medals is on display at the Cameronians
Museum, (Scottish Rifles), Hamilton
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