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Herbert PLUNKETT

Regimental number169
Date of birth8 March 1886
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolAdelaide Public School, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationScalder
AddressElizabeth Street, Eastwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Plunkett, Elizabeth Street, Eastwood, South Australia
Enlistment date5 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateDied of wounds 7 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialCourcelette British Cemetery (Plot VII, Row C, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
172
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Elizabeth PLUNKETT, 29 Elizabeth Street, Eastwood, South Australia. Native of Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2968 Pte David Edward PLUNKETT, 1st Australian Evacuation Station, returned to Australia, 12 April 1919.
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, Gallipoli, France, Belgium.
Place of burialCourcelette British Cemetery, France. Plot 7, Row C, Grave No. 5

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