Evans Humphrey ap Second Lieutenant

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Captain Humphrey Drummond - 1st Mountain Regiment - formerly ap Evans.
Captain Humphrey Drummond - 1st Mountain Regiment - formerly ap Evans.

Name Evans Humphrey 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 (Maj James John Pugh Evans MBE MC DL). Family lived at Nantymoch, Co. Cardigan. Attended Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. Lived for a time at Old Buckenham - grandparents' home. Married Jean Cherry Drummond (17/12/1928 - 11/3/2005) in 1952 - later confirmed in 1986 as Lady Strange - and subsequently moved to the family seat - Megginch Castle [1], 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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