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World War One - Casualty List

 

Gunner

Arthur William Plunkett

Born:

 

1879 Swannington, St Faiths, Norfolk

Service No.

 

130217

Regiment(s)

 

Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Royal Garrison Artillery 49th Siege Battery

Military Notes:

 

Enlisted 2 June 1916 Ashford Kent
Transferred to Rugely camp, Cannock Chase
Height 5 ft 9 weight 157 lbs
Religion CofE
Rank of Private 2 June 1916
Posted to Army Reserves 3 June 1916
Mobilised 10 Nov 1916
10 Nov 1916 to 6 Nov 1917 based in UK
28 Dec 1916 at Prees Heath,
11 Jan 1917 at Military hospital Prees Heath, Salop with Chronic bronchitis
16 ---1917 discharged from hospital
5 May 1917 with 33rd Company
21 Sep 1917 posted to 1st Heavy Artillery Brigade, Winchester
17 Nov 1917-17 Oct 1918 British Expeditionary Force
18 Oct 1918-31 Oct 1918 home furlough
1 Nov 1918-10 Apr1919 serving with British Expeditionary Force
9 Apr 1919 telegram through Dover:"regret to inform you, Officer Commanding (OC) 17 Casualty Clearing Station(CCS) France telegraphs 8 Apr your husband 130217 Gunner AW Plunkett attached 12 Mob workshops dangerously ill broncho-pneumonia regret permission to visit him cannot be granted"

11 Apr 1919 telegram through Dover: "Regret to inform you, Officer Commanding 17 Casualty Clearing Station, France telegraphs 10th April your husband 130217 Gunner A W Plunkett RGA attached No 12 Ordnance Mobile workshop died 10th April":

Cause of death: Influenza Broncho Pneumonia (likely to be Spanish flu)
He was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal

Family Notes:

 

Grandson of Matthew and Mary Plunkett

son of Susanna Plunkett (later wife of William Egmore m.1887)

Father of Cyril George Plunkett b.14 Nov 1915 and

Arthur Charles Plunkett b.30 Jul 1918

1881 address: Cottage up Gate, Swannington, Norfolk

1891 address: Norwich Road, Swannington, Norfolk

1901 address: Parkway, Ledbury, Hereford

1911 address: Ledbury Herefordshire

1916 address; South Hill, Hastingleigh

1918 Absent Voters List for East Ashford Registration District, has him registered as living in Sweet Apple, Hastingleigh

He acknowledges one half sister Florence Susanna Egmore, aged 24,(b.1890) in his army records, but does not mention that they had 11 more half siblings through mother Susanna's marriage to William Egmore.

Civilian Occupation:

 

Estate Carpenter at South Hill, Hastingleigh

Married:

 

21 Aug 1914 to Minnie Olive Philips in Droitwich

Died:

 

10 April 1919

Cemetery/Memorial:

1.     Cologne Southern Cemetery Grave reference IX E 11

2.     Hastingleigh Church WW1 Memorial Brass Plaque

3.     Hastingleigh & Elmsted War Memorial Cross

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 Army Medal Index Card for Arthur Plunkett.