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DRUMMOND, GEOFFREY HENEAGE

Rank:
Second Hand
Service No:
LT/JX 211029
Date of Death:
21/04/1941
Age:
55
Regiment/Service:
Royal Naval Patrol Service
 
H.M.S. Pembroke. formerly Lieut. Comdr. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Awards:
V C
Grave Reference:
Spec. Memorial.
Cemetery:
CHALFONT ST. PETER (ST. PETER) CHURCH CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Legion D'Honneur. Son of Capt. Algernon Heneage Drummond, formerly of The Rifle Brigade, and of Margaret Elizabeth Drummond (nee Benson); husband of Maude Aylmer Tindal Drummond (nee Bosanquet), of Chalfont St. Peter.

Citation

The following details are given in the London Gazette of August 28th, 1918 : On the night of May 9th-10th, 1918, Lieut. G. H. Drummond, in command of M.L. 254, although severely wounded by a shell which burst on board, remained on the bridge and navigated his badly damaged vessel into Ostend Harbour. He placed her alongside Vindictive and took off two officers and thirty-eight men, some of whom were killed and many wounded while embarking. Not until there was no one left alive on the Vindictive did he back his vessel clear of the piers before sinking exhausted from his wounds. It was due to the indomitable courage of this very gallant officer that the majority of the crew of the Vindictive were rescued.

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CHALFONT ST. PETER (ST. PETER) CHURCH CEMETERY

Country:
United Kingdom
Locality:
Buckinghamshire

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