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|Date of birth=18/9/1922 at Old Buckenham, Norfolk.
 
|Date of birth=18/9/1922 at Old Buckenham, Norfolk.
 
|Age=86 at the time of his death.
 
|Age=86 at the time of his death.
|Unit=Cadet at 121 OCTU.  Commissioned into the Royal Artillery as a Second Lieutenant.  Posted to 1st Mountain Regiment - joined 2/5/1942.  Attached to 45 Royal Marine Commando during the Rhine Crossing in 1945.
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|Unit=Cadet at 121 OCTU.  Commissioned into the Royal Artillery as a Second Lieutenant.  Posted to 1st Mountain Regiment - joined 2/5/1942.  Attached to 45 Royal Marine Commando during the Rhine Crossing in 1945.  Gold Staff Officer at the 1953 Coronation.
 
|Company/Battery=451 Mountain Battery.  454 Mountain Battery.
 
|Company/Battery=451 Mountain Battery.  454 Mountain Battery.
 
|Task or role=Troop Commander.  Forward Observation Officer.
 
|Task or role=Troop Commander.  Forward Observation Officer.
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|Wounded=Yes - injured when a Carrier hit a booby-trapped bomb on 1/5/1945.
 
|Wounded=Yes - injured when a Carrier hit a booby-trapped bomb on 1/5/1945.
 
|Prisoner of War=Not as far as is known.
 
|Prisoner of War=Not as far as is known.
|Died/Killed in action=Died 2/4/2009  
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|Died/Killed in action=Died 2/4/2009.
|Home address=Father was an Army Officer.  Attended Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.  Lived at Old Buckenham.  Married Cherry Drummond - later confirmed as Lady Strange - and subsequently moved to the family seat - Megginch Castle, Perthshire upon which he took her name.
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|Home address=Father was an Army Officer.  Attended Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.  Lived at Old Buckenham.  Married Cherry Drummond - later confirmed in 1986 as Lady Strange (who died in 2005) - and subsequently moved to the family seat - Megginch Castle, Perthshire upon which he took her name.  Post-war he worked for Indian Political Service and then the National Trust as Welsh representative.  Published author.  Had a total of six children - three sons and three daughters.
 
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To read the Obituary in the Daily Telegraph please click [https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/military-obituaries/army-obituaries/5324930/Captain-Humphrey-Drummond-of-Megginch.html here]
 
To read the Obituary in the Daily Telegraph please click [https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/military-obituaries/army-obituaries/5324930/Captain-Humphrey-Drummond-of-Megginch.html here]

Revision as of 14:14, 28 November 2019

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Name Evans A ap, later known as Humphrey Drummond of Megginch.
Army number Not yet known.
Rank Second Lieutenant.
Decorations Military Cross - awarded on an immediate basis after breaking-up enemy counter attacks at Wesel on 24/3/1945
Date of birth 18/9/1922 at Old Buckenham, Norfolk.
Age 86 at the time of his death.
Unit Cadet at 121 OCTU. Commissioned into the Royal Artillery as a Second Lieutenant. Posted to 1st Mountain Regiment - joined 2/5/1942. Attached to 45 Royal Marine Commando during the Rhine Crossing in 1945. Gold Staff Officer at the 1953 Coronation.
Company/Battery 451 Mountain Battery. 454 Mountain Battery.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Troop Commander. Forward Observation Officer.
Joined Brigade 2/5/1942.
Promotions Captain.
Wounded Yes - injured when a Carrier hit a booby-trapped bomb on 1/5/1945.
Prisoner of War Not as far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Died 2/4/2009.
Home address Father was an Army Officer. Attended Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. Lived at Old Buckenham. Married Cherry Drummond - later confirmed in 1986 as Lady Strange (who died in 2005) - and subsequently moved to the family seat - Megginch Castle, Perthshire upon which he took her name. Post-war he worked for Indian Political Service and then the National Trust as Welsh representative. Published author. Had a total of six children - three sons and three daughters.
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To read the Obituary in the Daily Telegraph please click here