Thursday 8 September 2011

Lance-Corporal William Reuben Plumb

Born on 13 November 1891 in Collier's End, Hertfordshire, England - husband of Emily Plumb, Berwick, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Berwick, Ontario; trade as farmer; married; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; dark brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Finch, Ontario, on 13 March 1916 (number 633716) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 26 June 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 29 June 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 24 April 1919.

Died in 1956 - buried in Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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