Second HandDRUMMOND, GEOFFREY HENEAGE

Service Number LT/JX 211029

Died 21/04/1941

Aged 55

H.M.S. Pembroke.
Royal Naval Patrol Service

formerly Lieut. Comdr.
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

V C

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.

Inscription

LOVE THAN DEATH ITSELF MORE STRONG"

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.

Buried at CHALFONT ST. PETER (ST. PETER) CHURCH CEMETERY

Location: Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Number of casualties: 6

Cemetery/memorial reference: Spec. Memorial.


Cemetery details

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.