Sister Mary Struthers DrummondThe many friends of the late Sister Mary Struthers Drummond, only daughter of the late Captain Drummond, and Mrs Drummond, Appin, learned with deep sorrow of her death on the 9th November at the Military Hospital, Norwich, of influenza pneumonia. The deepest sympathy of the whole community is extended to Mrs Drummond and family in their irreparable loss.Sister Mary Drummond

Sister Drummond volunteered for Scottish Women’s Hospital work in Serbia, and with the whole Scottish Unit took part in the great Serbian retreat. Shortly afterwards she was home on furlough, and rested for some time. When fit for service she undertook work as staff nurse in Norwich War Hospital, and remained there until the time of her death. She was a dutiful daughter and a most capable nurse. Like many more of her humane profession, she ungrudgingly gave her life for her country.

Her remains were brought from England on Saturday, the 16th November, and were laid to rest with military honours in Appin Churchyard amid kindred dust. The local contingent of the 1st Battalion Argyllshire Volunteers were in full muster under the command of Sergeant Clements along with Corporal J.A. MacLachlan. Pipe-Major Simpsen, Oban, acted as piper for the occasion. Piper Livingston of the local contingent was also present. Impressive services were held at Appin Station and again at the grave by Rev. D.C. Ross and Rev. C. MacDonald, minister of the parish. A large number of beautiful wreaths were sent by friends far and near.

Extract from The Oban Times 1918


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