Topic: Edwin John Plummer (1885-1918)
Omokoroa bushman Edwin John Plummer was killed in action in France on 6 May 1918.
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Edwin John Plummer was born in Waihi on 3 November 1885. His parents were Edwin Charles and Elizabeth Ann Plummer (nee Hawkes) who married in 1884 (reg. 1884/148).
Edwin worked as a bushman at Omokoroa.
He enlisted on 12 January 1916 and served with the Entrenching Battalion, NZEF (Service No. 11531). His last rank was private.
Edwin was killed in action in France on 6 May 1918, aged 30. He was buried at Buttes New British Cemetery (NZ) Memorial, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
He is remembered on his father's headstone in Tauranga Anglican Cemetery which reads: Edwin Charles, husband of Elizabeth Ann Plummer d 10 Oct 1921, 60yrs; also their son Edwin John killed in action France 6 May 1918, 21 yrs.
Births, Deaths and Marriages New Zealand (Online).
McLean, Heather (1997). Tauranga Anglican Cemetery Headstones.
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