Service Number: 2902
Roll Title: 4 Light Horse Regiment – 13 to 25 Reinforcements
Date of Embarkation: 7th September 1916
Place of Embarkation: Melbourne
Ship Embarked on: HMAT Port Sydney A15
Age: 29 years
Born: 1886, Mitta Mitta, Victoria.
Father: William Peter Drummond, Harkaway via Berwick, Victoria.
Mother: Margaret Annie (Duncan)
Religion: Roman Catholic
Residence: Harkaway Road, Berwick, Victoria.
Joined AIF: 31st January 1916
Height: 5 feet, 103/4 inches
Complexion: Fresh, Eyes-Grey, Hair-Auburn
William John Drummond’s name is listed on the Officer Roll of Honor as Drummond. J.
South Bourke and Mornington Journal – 12th June 1919
Three Harkaway war veterans returned from the front last week. Two sons of Mr W Drummond, who have seen three years and nine months service, and a son of Mr E Fleer, who has also seen over three years’ service. The three were looking none the worse for their experience, having been fortunate in escaping the scarsof war.
William returned to Australia on 5th September 1919 and was discharged on the 9th December 1919.
He received the British War Medal on 6th November 1924.
William married Lucinda Cornelia Waddington in 1923 and they lived farming at The Poplars, Fish Creek, South Gippsland, Victoria.
They later moved to Boondilla, Benjeroop, Victoria and had four children, Margaret Thora, Patricia Ann, William John and Mary Dawn.
William died on 7th May 1967 and was buried on 8th May 1967 at the Kerang Cemetery, Victoria.