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Edmund Rupert Drummond
Born (1884-05-08)May 8, 1884
Died September 9, 1965(1965-09-09) (aged 81)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.png Royal Navy
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held HMS Capetown
New Zealand Division
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Member of the Royal Victorian Order

Vice-Admiral The Honourable Edmund Rupert Drummond CB MVO DL (8 May 1884 – 9 September 1965) was a Royal Navy officer who became Commander-in-Chief of the New Zealand Division.

Naval career[edit | edit source]

Born the son of James Drummond, 10th Viscount Strathallan,[1] and educated at the Royal Naval College Dartmouth, Drummond was promoted to lieutenant in 1906.[2] He served in World War I as second in command of the cruiser HMS Caroline from 1914 and then as an officer in the cruiser HMS Cardiff from 1917.[2] He was appointed Commanding Officer of the cruiser HMS Capetown in 1927,[3] Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth in 1930[4] and Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief American and West Indies Station[5] before becoming Commander-in-Chief of the New Zealand Division in 1935.[4] He served in World War II as Captain of the Dockyard at Portland from August 1939 and as Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth from 1942 until September 1945 when he retired.[4]

In retirement he lived at Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis and was Deputy Lieutenant of Ross and Cromarty.[6]

Family[edit | edit source]

In 1910 he married Evelyn Frances Butler, daughter of James Butler, 4th Marquess of Ormonde;[7] they had one son and two daughters.

References[edit | edit source]

Military offices
Preceded by
Fischer Watson
Commander-in-Chief, New Zealand Division
1935–1938
Succeeded by
Irvine Glennie

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