Drummond, Charles: Service no. 124363


Digitized Service Record


Source: Elgin County Genealogical Society web article

The Belmont news column in the Aylmer Express of November 14, 1918 reported the death of Charles Drummond:

Word has been received that Pte. Chas. Drummond, formerly of this village, has been killed in action on the 10th inst. His wife and family have been living in Eastwood since moving from Belmont.

Charles Drummond was born on October 4, 1890 in London, but his parents’ names are not known. He was married on May 23, 1912 in London to Ethel Mulholland, also of London, but a native of Oxford County.

He enlisted for service on November 8, 1915, while living in Belmont. He was a farmer. He died on October 10, 1918 while serving with the 18th Battalion of Canadian Infantry, Western Ontario Regiment, at the age of 32. He is buried in Iwuy Communal Cemetery in France. His wife’s address is given in the Veterans Affairs of Canada records as 1378 Trafalgar Street, London.

“Killed in Action” During military operations in the vicinity of Iwuy, on the morning of October 10 1918, he was instantly killed by an enemy shell.

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