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Henry Homer PLANT

Regimental number1740
Date of birth13 December 1893
Place of birthBundaberg, Queensland
SchoolBundaberg State School, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationRailway fireman
AddressNorth Bundaberg, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Joseph Alexander Plant, North Bundaberg, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Train
FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919
Discharge date11 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: Alexander PLANT, enlisted; died at Enoggera Camp, Brisbane, Queensland.
Other details

War service: Egyot, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 31 January 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 9 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 7 June 1917 (gun shot wound, face); admitted to 7th Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 8 June 1917; rejoined Bn, 21 June 1917.

Found guilty of being absent without leave, 10-17 August 1917, and of being in possession of a false pass: awarded forfeiture of 20 days' pay.

Tried by District Court Martial, London, 14 February 1918. Found guilty of deserting His Majesty's Forces in that he failed to return to his unit in France, 18 August 1917; of attempting to obtain a false leave pass and railway ticket; and of being in possession of 5 blank passes: awarded 2 years' imprisonment with hard labour, and total forfeiture of 910 days' pay. Admitted to Wandsworth Prison, London, 18 February 1918. Unexpired portion of sentence (471 days) remitted, 30 October 1918.

Taken on strength, 7th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, France, 12 January 1919.

Commeced return to Australia on board HT 'China', 1 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 11 June 1919; discharged, 11 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death16 April 1969
Age at death75
Place of burialToowoomba Lawn Cemetery, Queensland

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