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Vance Drummond

Photograph of Sergeant Vance Drummond, 77 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, beside his Gloster Meteor MK8 aircraft at Kimpo, South Korea, 1951. 'Sergeant Drummond was shot down and taken prisoner shortly after this picture was taken'. Australian War Memorial, JK0163. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Photograph of Sergeant Vance Drummond, 77 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, beside his Gloster M …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Vance AWMM
  • Surname
    Drummond AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII 813617 AWMM
    • Korea A33624 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 February 1927 AWMM HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Jayforce Pre 1946-1948 AWMM 38 Firth St., Hamilton East AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Jayforce Mrs. D.J.M. Drummond, C/o. Bateson & Son, Florist, Victoria St., Hamilton (m) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1946-1948 AWMM Single/Jayforce AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    • Navigator AWMM
    • Pilot/Military AWMM
  • Enlistment
    Jayforce 1946-1948 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.36 Labourer/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.36
    HamiltonWaikato 2NZEF Nom. Roll 16, p.36
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Air Accident, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Leonard Henry Vance Drummond and his wife Dorothy Josephine May (nee McKnight). Brother of Frederick Agnew Vance Drummond. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    17 May 1967 AWMM
    Age 40 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
    Vance Drummond, Wikipedia
    Further Reference
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.36 AWMM
    • Borman, C. (1954). Divisional Signals. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM

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