Second Hand GEOFFREY HENEAGE DRUMMOND
Royal Naval Patrol Service
Died 21 April 1941
Age 55 years old
- Secondary Unit, Regiment formerly Lieut. Comdr. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
- Country of Service United Kingdom
- Awards Victoria Cross
- Additional Info 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.
- Personal Inscription "LOVE THAN DEATH ITSELF MORE STRONG"
- Additional Citation note
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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