Funding needed to purchase Vimy Ridge Hero collection

On May 28th an online auction will conclude for a collection of the service medals, badges and other materials of Lt. Kevin Stewart Drummond, who was born in Midland, Ontario. Your help in the form of funding donations is needed for the museum to purchase this collction. As of May 20th, the bidding stands at $2,200. The museum has just over $300 available for this purchase.  This collection is estimated to sell at over $5000.  The museum is co-operating with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 80 Midland in the effort to buy the collection.  The Town of Midland Council is considering financial support based on the response from the community.
Lieutenant Kevin Stewart Drummond

kevinstewartdrummond

Honours and Awards: Military Cross

    a hero of Vimy Ridge who died on August 8, 1918
    enlisted with the 76th Battalion Barrie Ontario, served overseas with the 24th Battalion Victoria Rifles Montreal.

    WWI items consist of:

    1- Military cross
    2-Memorial cross
    3-War medal named to Lieut. K .S. Drummond
    4- Victory medal named to Lieut. K .S. Drummond
    5- Town of Midland welcome home medal
    6- bronze Death plaque with original cloth mailing sack
    7- 2 Victoria Rifles cap badges
    8- cap and collar badges for the 76th Midland
    9- CEF badge and collar
    10- German wood box found in trench
    11-1936 book Vimy pilgrimage
    12-copy of service papers
    13- binder with over 19 items
    many personal letters from the front to his mother and father which were transcribed by his mother from his original letters.

    Drummond medals

    Drummond medals

2 thoughts on “Funding needed to purchase Vimy Ridge Hero collection

    • We are currently asking for donations from the community to help pay for the medal. The Town of Midland, graciously extended us a load to pay for the medal immediately. We have already received $1,150 towards this. The auction of the Kevin Drummond closed at $9,757.92. Thank you very your inquiry. If you would like further information or to make a donation to this fund, please contact our curator, Jamie Hunter, directly at director@huroniamuseum.com

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