Andrew (Andy) DRUMMOND

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DRUMMOND, Andrew

Service Number: 55537
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR)
Born: Carnarvon, Western Australia, 2 May 1942
Home Town: Carnarvon, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm hand
Died: Accidental, South Vietnam, 30 May 1969, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Carnarvon Cemetery
Plot CofE Gr 862
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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Vietnam War Service

3 Feb 1969: Involvement Australian Army, Private, SN 55537, 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR)

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Biography

Birth: May 2, 1942
Carnarvon
Western Australia, Australia
Death: May 30, 1969, Vietnam

55537 Private Andrew Drummond, Age 27, 5th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment.
Drummond was the forward scout operating in Phuoc Tuy on 30th May 1969 when the man who was behind him slipped and discharged two rounds from his M16, both rounds hit Drummond. A farm hand before enlisting on November 7 1967, Pte. Drummond was a forward scout when on May 30 1969, whilst on patrol, he was killed by an accidental discharge.
A mate remembers:-
I will never forget the moment we ' lost ' Andy. It was gut wrenching, difficult to accept. If anyone was bullet proof in 4 Platoon it was Andy.
Andy was one of the most popular members of B Company. Many blokes relied on him to get them home in one piece after a heavy night out.

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