Friday 9 September 2011

Private Stephen Becher Plummer

Born on 26 March 1894 in Toronto, Ontario - son of A.E. Plummer, Vancouver, British Columbia - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as McGill student; single; no current military service; previously served with the Toronto High School cadets (two years) and the Calgary High School cadets (three years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; green eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 11 March 1915 (number 411051) - sailed for England in May 1915 - joined Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 17 June 1915 - wounded at Ypres, Belgium, on 2 June 1916 - commissioned as a Lieutenant in November 1916 - rejoined the PPCLI on 30 November 1916 - wounded at Vimy, France, on 9 April 1917 - seconded to the Royal Flying Corps from 20 September June 1917 to 9 July 1919 - repatriated to Canada and discharged in September 1919.

Awarded a Mention-in-Despatches.

Attended the University of British Columbia in 1921, graduating with a Bachelor of Science.

(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; Anonymous, Record of Service 1914-1918: University of British Columbia, McGill British Columbia, Vancouver College (Vancouver: Lionel Ward & Company, Ltd., 1924), p.106)

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