Hon Sir Maurice Charles Andrew Drummond, KBE, CMG, DSO, ADC

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Maurice Charles Andrew Drummond

Birthplace: Buckingham RD, Buckinghamshire, England UK
Death: Died
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Son of James Drummond, 10th Viscount Strathallan and Margaret Smythe
Husband of Ida Mary Drummond
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Brother of James Eric Drummond, 16th Earl of Perth; Adm Edmund Rupert Drummond and Margaret Cicely Tennyson
Half brother of William Huntley 15th Earl of Perth 11th Viscount Stathallan

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About Hon Sir Maurice Charles Andrew Drummond, KBE, CMG, DSO, ADC

Sir Maurice Charles Andrew Drummond KBE CMG DSO (30 November 1877 – 21 February 1957) was a British soldier who was also a senior officer of the Metropolitan Police.

He was the second son of James David Drummond, 8th Viscount of Strathallan by his second wife Margaret, daughter of William Smythe of Methven Castle. Eric Drummond, 7th Earl of Perth was his elder brother.

On 4 May 1904 he married Ida Mary, daughter of George James Drummond of Swaylands House, Penshurst, by his wife Elizabeth Cecile Sophia (née Norman), a granddaughter of John Henry Manners, 5th Duke of Rutland; they had issue and she died on 11 December 1966.

Their granddaughter Gilian Elfrida Astley Elfin Soames was the first wife of Francis Egerton Grosvenor, 6th Baron Ebury, now the 8th Earl of Wilton.

Military service

Commissioned into the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), Drummond was as an aide-de-camp to Sir Bruce Hamilton, the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Scottish Command, from 1912 to 1913.

He rejoined his regiment in January 1914, and served during the First World War as a Deputy Assistant Adjutant General from 1915 to 1917 (being awarded the Distinguished Service Order in 1916 and appointed a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1917) and Assistant Adjutant General from 1917 to 1918.

After the War he was again an AAG from 1920 to 1923 before serving as Director (Staff Duties) at the Air Ministry from 1923 to 1927.

Police service

Drummond was a Deputy Assistant Commissioner in the Metropolitan Police from 1933 to 1935, Assistant Commissioner in 1935 and Deputy Commissioner from 1935 to 1946. He was made an Officer of the Venerable Order of St John in 1938 and a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Birthday Honours of 1939.


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November 30, 1877
Buckinghamshire, England UK
February 21, 1957
Age 79