Friday 9 September 2011

Private Ernest Cleon Plunkett

Born on 11 May 1895 in Brockville, Ontario - son of William John Plunkett, Brockville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Brockville, Ontario; trade as clerk; single; currently a member of the 42nd Regiment (one year); no previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 2.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 27 November 1915 (number 724610) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 6 September 1918.

(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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