Topic: Edwin John Plummer (1885-1918)

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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.

Edwin John Plummer (1885-1918)

References:

Births, Deaths and Marriages New Zealand (Online).

Cenotaph Database.

McLean, Heather (1997). Tauranga Anglican Cemetery Headstones.

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Edwin John Plummer (1885-1918)


Year:1918
Note:Service Number: 11531
First Names:Edwin John
Last Name:Plummer
Date of Birth:3 November 1885
Place of Birth:Waihi
Country of birth:New Zealand
Date of death:6 May 1918
Place of death:France
Place of burial:Buttes New British Cemetery (NZ) Memorial, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Occupation:bushman
Fathers name:Edwin Charles Plummer
Fathers date of birth:1859
Fathers place of birth:Auckland, New Zealand
Fathers date of death:10 October 1921
Fathers place of death:Tauranga, New Zealand
Mothers name:Elizabeth Ann Hawkes
Mothers date of birth:1866
Mothers place of birth:New Zealand
Mothers date of death:24 July 1956
Mothers place of death:Tauranga, New Zealand
Military Service:World War I (1914-1918)