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Sir (John) Drummond Inglis

(1895-1985), Major-General

Sitter in 2 portraits

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Tony Mould

11 March 2021, 16:08

I believe Drummond was the Commander of the Royal Engineers in WW2.
He retired to live in Hadleigh, Suffolk.

Julia Gillen

01 August 2015, 19:00

This is John Drummond Inglis, born in 1895 in Devon, although in some records (such as the 1901 census) he is recorded as being born in 1896 - a common error since the enumerators often seemed to have asked the age and then written down an approximate date. His parents were Katherine Sarah Inglis, b. 1867 in Bowden and Thomas Drummond Inglis, who was a Major in the Royal Artillery. The family was living in Ealing in 1901 and at some stage his parents retired to Colchester (1911 census). John Drummond Inglis attended Wellington College and progressed in the First World War from Second Lieutenant, to Lieutenant and then Major in the Royal Engineers in the First World War. The next record for John Drummond Inglis was in 1932 as an “Exec” recorded as a shareholder in the Great Western Railway. I possess a postcard written to John Drummond Inglis in 1902. I have carried out this investigation as part of the Edwardian Postcard Project.

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