Trevor William Creagh Drummond - Rest In Peace

"Courage, 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.

We invite you all to email any reminiscences, photos and tributes to patdrum@lisp.com.au for inclusion on this page

Trevor 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.

We ask you to contribute. Photos, remembrances and tributes are all welcome.


Trevor Drummond (19/12/1920-31/1/2016)- Personal History and Reflections

The Video that was shown at Trevor's Funeral is accessible here

 

An Audio Interview conducted with Trevor by Pat Drummond will soon be posted here

Track 1: Some personal history and musings on the history the Drummond Family

 

Trevor Drummond 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 Queensland.

During his 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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