George Brydson

Bank: Commercial Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Dalbeattie branch

Died: 2 September 1918


George Dixon Black Brydson was born in Buittle, Kirkcudbrightshire, in 1898, the son of James Brydson, a grocer, and his wife Jane Helen. In August 1913, when he was 15, he went to work for Commercial Bank of Scotland as apprentice at its Dalbeattie branch.


In 1917 Brydson joined the army, serving initially in the Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment), later in the Highland Light Infantry, and finally the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Private Brydson died in France on 2 September 1918. He was 20 years old.


George Brydson is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.

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John Dixon Halliday August 27 2018 7:46AM

Known as Dixon. He was my great uncle, my father’s oldest uncle, after whom he was named. I also have his name as my middle name. He was killed near Arras on 2 September 1918, one hundred years ago next Sunday. We will remember him. His name lives. My eldest son also bears his name, Thomas John Dixon Halliday.


John Dixon Halliday