DRUMMOND Alexander Buchan Yule
Regiment : Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders
Service number : 4759
Conflict : WW1
Memorial : Austin Motor Company WW1 Roll of Honour No 2 now in Northfield Royal British Legion Club
Appears on the role of honour on the Supplementary List under Commercial Staff with the information: Army Service Corps
Alexander Drummond was born in 1895. He was baptised on 18th October 1897 at Ripley, Derbyshire, the son and one of 8 children of James and Isabella Drummond of Victoria Street, Ripley. James was a ‘Driller.’ In 1911 the family were resident in Stirchley when Alexander was shown as aged 16 and working as a Clerk in a Cocoa Works.
He enlisted in the army on the 25th February 1915 at Pollockshaws, Glasgow, Scotland and served as Private 4759, Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders. At the time of his attestation he was employed as a Greenkeeper. Alexander was 5 feet 1 inch tall with a fresh complexion, brown eyes and dark hair. He arrived in France in August 1916 and became unwell in September 1916. He had a previous history of chest problems and had spent 4 months in a sanatorium in Lanarkshire prior to being posted overseas. Alexander was admitted to No 15 Field Hospital on 19th December 1916 suffering from Phthisis (Tuberculosis) and rapidly transferred through the medical evacuation chain first to hospital in Boulogne and then via a hospital ship to hospital in England. He was discharged from the army on 29th January 1917 as being no longer physically fit for war service due to ‘Tubercle of Lung’. At the time of his discharge he was resident at 66 Castle street, Cathcart, Glasgow.
In 1926 Alexander married Gladys F. Lainchbury in South Birmingham. He died in Birmingham in 1929 aged 34.