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John PLUMMER

Regimental number1267
Place of birthClybucca
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWool classer
Addressc/o P O Annandale, Annandale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Plummer, c/o P O Annandale, Annandale, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentLSGT
Unit name19th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work near Villers Bretonneux on 8 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 23 August 1918

FateKilled in Action 31 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
89
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Elizabeth PLUMMER, 333 Glebe Road, Glebe Point, New South Wales
Medals

Military Cross

'During the attack on 8th August 1918, east of Villers-Bretonneux, he, with four men, was held up by a strong machine gun post. With the assistance of a tank he captured the post, taking 25 prisoners and two machine guns. He then pushed on, gathering more men as he went, and finally entered the objective trench, capturing 30 more prisoners, three machine guns, and two trench mortars. On 11 August, at Rainecourt he again displayed fine courage personally rushing the capturing a machine gun post. He did splendid work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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