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Memorable Manitobans: David John Drummond (1911-1989)

Soldier, community activist.

Born at Winnipeg on 18 August 1911, from 1940 to 1945 he served overseas, receiving the Oak Leaf Cluster for his service. He was a member of the Army and Navy, Branch No. 283 for forty years and the No. 4 Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, where he was a life member. Drummond served as the Director of the International War Veteran’s Alliance for eight years, and was a three-time past President of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. In 1938, Drummond joined the Manitoba Sport Federation, operating the St. James Border Community Senior Girl’s Softball Team, which later became the St. James Legionnettes. He was the Manager of the Bord-Aire Junior Girl’s Softball team, which became Manitoba Champions, and was also a lifelong Mason, receiving his 32nd Degree in the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. He died at Winnipeg on 22 January 1989.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, Wednesday, 25 January 1989, page 38.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 18 October 2009

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