William Creagh Drummond - Rest In Peace
Faith and Fortitude"
This site is to celebrate
the life and work of Pat's father, Trevor who was the inspiration
for a number of Pat's songs, and to show, in some measure, our
gratitude for influence over the course of our lives.
invite you all to email any reminiscences, photos and tributes
to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion on this
passed away on the 31st January 2016 from the effects of Vascular
Dementia, aged 95 years. We wish you to know how loved and valued
he has been within our lives.
ask you to contribute. Photos, remembrances and tributes are all
Drummond (19/12/1920-31/1/2016)- Personal History and
The Video that was shown at Trevor's Funeral is
Audio Interview conducted with Trevor by Pat Drummond will soon
be posted here
personal history and musings on the history the Drummond Family
was born on 19th December, 1920, the third child of William and
Bridget Drummond, (Ted, Alice, Trevor) and educated at home and
at Carbeign Station school until the end of Primary School after
which he worked as a stockman and fencer at his home on Basin
Plains Station and then, prior to his distinguished Army Service
during World War II, at Arcturis Downs and Meteor Downs Cattle
Stations , near Springsure in the Central Highlands of Central
Army Training at Wallgrove Camp near Rooty Hill in the Sydney
Region he met Philomena Chaumont at a dance in the local hall.
She was formerly of Forbes in Western NSW but was serving at the
Munitions Factory at St Mary's
After the war,
he returned to Sydney and the couple were married on 13th December
1947 at St Josephs' in Newtown.
After a brief
stint at Newtown and then Liverpool, they bought a house in Erskineville
in Sydney. he was appointed to a job at Dunlops Tyre Factory in
Drummoyne where he stayed until the plant was closed some 31 years
later. From then on he worked at St John of God Hospital as a
groundman until his retirement. He was active in St Vincent De
Paul and with Meals on Wheels.
Trevor became increasingly frail as he approached his 87th Birthday
and eventually at the age of 91, went to live in care at Morven
Gardens in the Blue Mountains near to his son, Pat. The staff
were wonderful to him and he was well cared for until his death
on January 31st, 2016.
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