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Guy Melfort Drummond

In memory of:

Lieutenant Guy Melfort Drummond

April 22, 1915


Ypres, Belgium

Military Service


Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

13th Bn.

Citation(s):

1914-15 Star

Additional Information


Born:

August 15, 1887
Cacouna, Quebec

Enlistment:

September 22, 1914
Valcartier, Quebec

Son of the Hon. Sir George Drummond, K.C.M.G., and of Lady Drummond, of Montreal, Quebec. Spouse of Mary H. Stoker (formerly Drummond), of Montreal, Quebec. Relinquished the rank of Captain which he held, prior to the outbreak of War, in the Canadian Militia, in order to proceed to France.

Commemorated on Page 12 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

LIX. B. 28.

Location:

Tyne Cot Cemetery is located 9 Km north east of Ieper town centre on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The cemetery itself lies 700 meters along the Tynecotstraat on the right hand side of the road. Tyne Cot or Tyne Cottage was the name given by the Northumberland Fusiliers to a barn which stood near the level crossing on the Passchendaele-Broodseinde road. Three of these blockhouses still stand in the cemetery; the largest, which was captured on 4 October 1917 by the 3rd Australian Division, was chosen as the site for the Cross of Sacrifice by King George V during his pilgrimage to the cemeteries of the Western Front in Belgium and France in 1922. The Tyne Cot Cemetery is now the resting-place of nearly 12,000 soldiers of the Commonwealth Forces, the largest number of burials of any Commonwealth cemetery of either world war.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of GUY MELFORT DRUMMOND– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me. From the Annie Boyes collection courtesy of the Simcoe County Archives. http://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/arc
  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR. Surnames: Don to Drzewiecki. Microform Sequence 29; Volume Number 31829_B016738. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 173. Page 1013 of 1076. He was buried in an isolated grave located 3 ½ miles North East of Ypres Belgium. After the Armistice his body was exhumed and buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram April 1915. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Tyne Cot Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens ... May 2022
  • Cemetery– Tyne Cot Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens ... May 2022
  • Honour Roll– From the "McGill Honour Roll, 1914-1918".  McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1926.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Letter– Excerpt from a letter written on June 10, 1915 by Nursing Sister Sophie Hoerner. From the collection of Library and Archives Canada.  Available online as part of "The Call to Duty: Canada's Nursing Sisters" at: http://www.collectionscanada.ca/nursing-sisters/025013-2100-e.html
  • Diary– 13th Battalion diary entry for April 22, 1915.
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Wilf Schofield, England.
  • Cemetery
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Photo of Guy Drummond– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
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