PARKHEAD MILITARY FUNERAL

 

PARKHEAD MILITARY FUNERAL

YOUNG ENTHUSIAST RECEIVES LAST HONOURS

Military honours were accorded on Wednesday afternoon at the funeral of David Henderson, a seventeen year old youth, 255 Tollcross Road, Parkhead who died under tragically sudden circumstances, he had been ill for three days.

Employed in the chemical works of Messrs Willox, Quarryknowe Street, he had enlisted in the Royal Engineers 242nd Lowland Field Company, Rutherglen at the early age of 14 years, as a trumpeter, and it had been his custom to go with them to camp each year.

Wrapped in theUunion Jack, and with the deceased’s beloved trumpet and his cap on the top , the coffin was borne to its last resting place in Sandymount Cemetery. Thousands of sympathetic onlookers lined the thoroughfares through which the cortege passed.

A guard of honour was provided by members of his old regiment and a few officers, and after the interment the clarion and symbolical notes of the Last Post were sounded by a trumpeter from Maryhill.

The officiating clergyman was the Rev. Mr Campbell of Carmyle.

The father of the deceased Mr George Henderson is a moulder to trade, and is a sergeant in the Special Reserve 103 Maryhill. There is a family of six of which the deceased was the second oldest.

Taken from Eastern Standard 1929

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