Person    | Male  Born 25/1/1886  Died 21/4/1941

Lieutenant Commander Geoffrey Heneage Drummond, VC

A lieutenant in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. On 9/10th May 1918 at Ostend, Belgium, he volunteered for rescue work and was following HMS Vindictive to the harbour when a shell burst on board killing an officer and a deck hand and badly wounding himself and the coxswain. In spite of his wounds, he brought his ship alongside Vindictive and took off two officers and 38 men, some of whom were killed or wounded while embarking. He retained consciousness long enough to back his vessel away from the piers and towards the open sea before collapsing exhausted from his wounds. 

Awarded the VC for his heroism on 9-10 May 1918, age 32, while serving in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. "Although severely wounded he remained on the bridge of Motor Launch 254 navigating into Ostend harbour and with indomitable courage rescued most of the crew of the Vindictive. (Ostend, Belgium)". Freemason at: №3923, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Lodge.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Lieutenant Commander Geoffrey Heneage Drummond, VC

Commemorated atInformation

Geoffrey Drummond VC

{Beneath an image of a Victoria Cross medal:} Lieutenant Commander Geoffrey D...

Read More

Other Subjects

H. Mead

H. Mead

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces, War Memorial WW1

1 memorial
Houndsditch murders

Houndsditch murders

The story is well told at Times of Malta. The cutting equipment used in the robbery was supplied by Errico Malatesta.

Event, Armed Forces, Tragedy

1 memorial
Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat

Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat

Jacobite. Taken prisoner at the Battle of Culloden. Tried and was the last man to be beheaded on the Tower Hill scaffold. We're sure that made him feel a lot better about it. 2017: The Scotsman re...

Person, Armed Forces, Execution, Scotland

1 memorial
C. C. Aked

C. C. Aked

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces, War Memorial WW1

1 memorial
Police Memorial Trust

Police Memorial Trust

A charitable organisation created following a letter to The Times from Michael Winner about the death of Yvonne Fletcher, and it was in her memory that the Trust's first memorial was erected. The p...

Group, Armed Forces, History, Philanthropy

8 memorials