Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Drums in:
 • Arlington National Cemetery
 • Arlington
 • Arlington County
 • Virginia
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Hugh Aloysius Drum
Birth: Sep. 19, 1879
Sault Sainte Marie
Chippewa County
Michigan, USA
Death: Oct. 3, 1951
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

US Army Lieutenant General. Born at Fort Brady near Sault Sainte Marie, he attended Boston College and received a Second Lieutenant's commission in 1898, in recognition of his father's Spanish-American War heroism. (He received his degree in 1921). He served in the Philippines and received the Silver Star following the Battle of Bayan. He served on the 1914 Veracruz Expedition, and took part in the Pancho Villa Expedition. During World War I he was First Army's Chief of Staff, and received the Distinguished Service Medal for planning the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives. After the war he was Commandant of the Command and General Staff College, Commander of the 1st Infantry Division, Inspector General, Commander of the V Corps Area, Deputy Army Chief of Staff, Hawaiian Department Commander, and First Army Commander. He hoped to become Army Chief of Staff in 1939, but George Marshall was selected. Drum then expected to lead the World War II invasion of Europe, but did not perform well at the 1941 Carolina Maneuvers, which caused the selection of Dwight Eisenhower. After retiring in 1943 he commanded the volunteer New York Guard, was President of the company that managed the Empire State Building. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
Family links: 
  John Drum (____ - 1898)
  Margaret Drum (1846 - 1927)
  Mary Drum (1877 - 1960)
  Walter M Drum (1870 - 1921)*
  Mary Drum (1872 - 1925)*
  Hugh Aloysius Drum (1879 - 1951)
*Calculated relationship
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 3, Lot 1447-RH
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Oct 12, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 12923
Hugh Aloysius Drum
Added by: Ron Moody
Hugh Aloysius Drum
Added by: John Evans
Hugh Aloysius Drum
Added by: Russ Dodge
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

~Happy Birthday~And Thank You for Your Service~
- Nancy VonBokern Wigginton
 Added: Sep. 19, 2014
Sir, Thank You sir for your service, this is coming from the 5 Miller brothers who also proudly served Our Country.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: Mar. 8, 2014

- Doug Lind
 Added: Oct. 29, 2013
There are 33 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.1 after 18 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service