Saturday 10 September 2011

Private Henry Plunkett

Born on 3 June 1886 in Queenstown[?], Ireland - next of kin listed as Almina Plunkett - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as civil engineer; single; no current military service; previously served with the British Columbia Horse (three years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 8.7 inches; chest of 37.3 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 26 May 1915 (number 411158) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 26 July 1915.

(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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