Ivor McNeil Drysdale

Biography of Ivor McNeil Drysdale

Ivor Drysdale
Ivor Drysdale

Surgeon-Lieutenant Ivor McNeill Drysdale RN was born in Glasgow and attended the High School of Glasgow. He studied at the University, graduating MB, ChB in 1935 and worked as a Resident at Glasgow Royal Infirmary before becoming a general practitioner.

Drysdale joined the Royal Navy in 1936 and served on HMS Folkstone in China for three years. He was killed on 25 or 26 March 1941 when the troopship on which he was travelling back to the Far East, the Anchor Line's Britannia, was attacked and sunk 750 miles off Freetown by a German surface raider.


Ivor McNeil Drysdale
Born 11 August 1911, Glasgow, Scotland.
Died 26 March 1941.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MB ChB, 1935;
Father's Details: Robert Drysdale
War Service: Surgeon Lieutenant, Royal Navy
Grave / Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, England
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 8th Jan 2008

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