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2Lt John Drummond was a pilot on the squadron. He was killed in action along with his observer, 2nd Lt. Percy Chavasse, on 8 October 1918 while flying RE8 E229. source
John Drummond commemorated on the Merton College war memorial. (Simon Cope)
Lieutenant John Cecil George (or Geoffrey) DRUMMOND
59 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Born 1899 in Brentford, West London
Killed in action 8th October 1918, aged 19
Commemorated on the Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France.
John Drummond was the son of John Andrew Blake Drummond and Eda Veronica Mary, née Schenkenwald, of “Elmthorpe”, Bexley Road, Eltham, London.
He was educated at Christ’s Hospital, and elected to a Postmastership in 1917, but did not matriculate.
He enlisted on 5th January 1918 as a 2nd Lieutenant in the RAF.
He was killed in action while flying in a Royal Aircraft Factory RE8, number E229, on 8th October 1918, along with his observer, 2nd Lieutenant Percy Chavasse. (Simon Cope)
(RAF Museum - submitted by Simon Cope)
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