Argyle Augustine PLUNKETT

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PLUNKETT, Argyle Augustine

Service Number: 2221
Enlisted: 28 February 1916, Bathurst, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 45th Infantry Battalion
Born: Yerong Creek, New South Wales, 30 March 1890
Home Town: North Sydney, North Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Paddington Public School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of wounds, France, 19 September 1918, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Brie British Cemetery
Plot II, Row D, Grave no. 7
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

28 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Bathurst, New South Wales
22 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2221, 45th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2221, 45th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Sydney
19 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2221, 45th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"

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Biography

Argyle Augustine PLUNKETT was born at Yerong Creek, NSW

His parents were Gunning Francis PLUNKETT and Matilda Mary BOLLARD who married in Tumut, NSW in 1871

He enlisted on 28th February 1916 with the Australian Army - he was with the 45th Battalion, 4th Reinforcements - Unit embarked from Sydney on board HMAT Wiltshire on 22nd August, 1916

Argyle died of wounds on 19th September 1918 and is buried in Brie British Cemetery, France and also commemorated on the Australian War Memorial - he was awarded the British War medal and the Victory Medal

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Albury Banner & Wodonga Express - 11th October 1918

Mrs. M.E. Mongan of Wagga received a cable notifying her that her youngest brother Private Argyle Aug. Plunkett was killed in action in France on Sept. 19th. Private Plunkett was 24 years of age and enlisted in 1916.  He was one of a family of four, two of whom are on active service and the other was discharged after the Gallipoli campaign.

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