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George Andrew Drummond

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Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Drake F.G. - Drummond W.  (photo J Halpin 2010)

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel Drake F.G. - Drummond W. (photo J …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Andrew AWMM
  • Surname
    Drummond AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 973 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1888 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mr Edward Thomson Drummond, Franklin Junction, Hamilton AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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 on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Lieutenant Drummond was serving on a paddle minesweeper (Ascot class, Pennant No. T32) clearing channels to Ostend and Zeebrugge when it hit a mine, loosing the bridge and port side of the ship, which was towed ashore east of Ostend before the bow section broke off. Two officers and seven ratings were killed.

    (http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Battle1408BelgianCoast.htm)

    reported in Wanganui Herald 3/8/1915 was serving in Government steamer as Chief Engineer resigned to go Home to join RN in 1918 was Commanding Officer of paddle minesweeper - killed when ship mined off Ostend sweeping for German mines Awarded DSC - buried at Dunkirk Town Cemetary Awarded DSC, MID* AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    19 October 1918 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Dunkirk Town Cemetery, Nord, France AWMM IV.D.2 AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Rest in peace, Sir, from one Old Boy to another. Lest we forget.
    Public - Ross - 21 September 2020

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