Margaret Dryburgh- Dunston Hill Hospital (MISSING)
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
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Plaque- To commemorate the naming of/Margaret Dryburgh Ward/15 August 1996; Photograph- This ward has been named in memory of Sunderland-born/missionary Margaret Dryburgh, to commemorate her life-long/commitment to caring for the needs of others.//Margaret spent most of her young life at Swalwell, where her father/Reverend William Dryburgh was minister for 16 years at the/Ebenezer Chapel, Market Lane.// Her interest in missionary work was sprang from her mother's/involvement with the local branch of the Women's Missionary/Association, and in 1919 Margaret left her teaching job at Ryhope/Grammar School, Sunderland, to take up posts at missionary/schools in China and Singapore.// Margaret was captured by the Japanese when war broke out in/1942. During three years of captivity in Sumatra, she helped boost/the morale of the British, Australian and Dutch women and children/held in the camps by organising concerts and services and running/a school. Margaret is also remembered for the many poems and/hymns she wrote during her lifetime.// She died without regaining her freedom on 21 April 1945./Margaret Dryburgh (1880-1945)