Margaret Dryburgh

Missionary, Deceased Person

1890 – 1945

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Who was Margaret Dryburgh?

Margaret Dryburgh was born in Sunderland, England and trained as a teacher. She later became a missionary in Singapore, where she was captured in the Second World War. The plight of Dryburgh and her fellow inmates such as Betty Jeffrey in a Japanese prisoner of war camp inspired the 1996 film Paradise Road. Today, her memory lives on through the song she penned in camp, The Captives Hymn.

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Born
Feb 21, 1890
Sunderland
Nationality
  • Singapore
Profession
Died
Apr 21, 1945
Bangka Island

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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