Philip Plumb

First Name: 
Philip
Last Name: 
Plumb
Alternate Spelling: 
Phillip
Mother's Name: 
Susan (nee Crick)
Father's Name: 
John Plumb
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, August 12, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
18th Battalion
Company: 
C Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, August 22, 1915
Place of Death: 
Hill 60 Gallipoli
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Phillip Plumb was born in England about 1892 and came to Australia. He enlisted in the AIF and sailed on HMMT A35 Berrima to Rabaul with F Company ANMEF Tropical Unit with Service No 758. At the time he was a single 22 year old labourer working at Corrimal, NSW.

After serving in Rabaul he returned to Sydney and was discharged on 18th January 1915.

On 22nd Feb 1915 he reenlisted with Service No 966 and embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic with C Company, 18th Battalion on 25th June 1915. He was sent from Egypt to Gallipoli and arrived on 16th August 1915. He took part in the battle for Hill 60 and was killed during a charge on Turkish trenches. He has no known grave and is remembered on the Lone Pine Memorial.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, PLUMB PHILLIP

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