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Harold Alexander PLUMMER

Regimental number6866
Place of birthKorumburra, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Charles Plummer, 28 Monger Street, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 February 1917
Place of enlistmentLaverton, West Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 29 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateDied of disease 24 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialSutton Veny (St. John) Churchyard (Plot 14, Row G, Grave No. 7), Wiltshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary PLUMMER, 182 Carr Street, West Leederville
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 29 June 1917.

Found guilty, Durban, South Africa, 24 July 1917, of being absent without leave from 0700 hours, 21 July 1917, until reporting at 2300 hours, 22 July 1917: award, admonished, and forfeits 2 days' pay.

Found guilty, 24 July 1917, of breaking away from Troopship while under open arrest at 0930 hours, 23 July 1917, and remaining absent until reporting at 1200 hours, 23 July 1917: awarded 144 hours' detention.

Found guilty, Sierra Leone, 13 August 1917, of neglecting to obey an order of a Non Commissioned Officer: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Marched into 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, England, 26 August 1917.

Found guilty, 14 September 1917, of conduct to the prejudice of good order, and military discipline in that he used insolent language to his superior officer: awarded 14 days' confined to camp, and forfeiture of 14 days' pay.

Found guilty, 26 October 1917, of being absent without leave from 0600, 24 October 1917, until 1500 hours, 26 October 1917: awarded 14 days' confined to camp, forfeits 9 days' pay, and total forfeiture of 12 days' pay.

Marched into 6th Training Bn, Fovant, 8 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 January 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 31 January 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 3 February 1918; taken on strength of 16th Bn, in the field, 9 February 1918.

Wounded in action, 5 April 1918, and admitted to No 49 Field Ambulance the same day (gunshot wound, leg); transferred to No 22 General Hospital, Camiers, 6 April 1918; to England, 8 April 1918; to Fort Pitt Military Hospital, Chatham, 8 April 1918; discharged to furlough, 16 July 1918, and to report to No 1 Command Depot, 30 July 1918.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 29 July 1918 (influenza).

Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 16 August 1918 (venereal disease); discharged, 19 August 1918, and marched into Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 19 August 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 4 days.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 4 October 1918, and classified 'B1A3'.

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, 11 October 1918 (influenza); transferred to Sutton Veny Military Hospital, 13 October 1918 (seriously ill).

Died, Sutton Veny Military Hospital, 24 October 1918 (influenza, and pneumonia).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PLUMMER Harold Alexander

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