PLUMMER, Oscar William

No.29444, Private, Oscar William PLUMMER
Aged 26

7th (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment
Killed in Action on 13th November 1916

Oscar William Plummer was born in Hargrave(1st qtr 1890 Thingoe 4a:744) son of Nathan and Isabella PLUMMER(née SHARPE)

1891 census...Aged 1, he was at Birds End, Hargrave with his father Nathan PLUMMER [38] farm labourer; his mother Isabella [34] born Great Saxham; brother Levi N [5] ; sisters Elsie E [14], Mary G [10], Susannah F [8], Virginia [4] and Matilda [2]. All except his mother were born in Hargrave.

1901 census...Aged 11, he was at Little Knowles Green, Hargrave with his parents; brothers Levi (farm labourer) and Arnold [2]; sisters Susannah, Matilda, Ethel [9] and Bertha [11 months]

1911 census...Aged 21, (farm labourer) he was still in Hargrave with his parents; brothers Levi (farm labourer) and Arnold; sister Bertha. His mother had lost one of her eleven children.

On the pension card his parents were still in Hargrave. His sister Bertha was recorded as sole legatee

He enlisted in Bury St.Edmunds
The battalion were at Hamel, making an attack on Beaucourt and suffered greatly, 4 officers killed, 12 wounded, gassed or missing; other ranks 37 killed, 331 wounded, gassed or missing

photo CWGC

Oscar Plummer is buried in Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel 3:C;47

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