Coolhurst burial - July 1914

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district
World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

The death of a soldier who served in the Crimean War.

“Full military honours were paid to a fine old soldier on Saturday afternoon, when the remains of Major-General Sir William Drummond Scrase-Dickins K.C.B. were borne to their last resting place beneath the lofty pines in the private burial ground at Coolhurst, the residence of his nephew, Mr C.R. Scrase-Dickins J.P.

“The deceased, who was Colonel of the Lancashire Fusiliers, passed away suddenly at his residence, Collingwood, Hawkhurst, at the advanced age of 82 years. He served in the Crimean campaign being present at the seige and fall of Sebastopol.”