4 3/4 Inches by 3 3/4 Inches
(12cm x 9.5cm)
After discharge in 1903 Plumb returned to England and was employed as a ship painter in the dockyard of London, Living in Whitechapel in 1911 census. Plump and his wife - the
former Sarah Anne Westlake (married at London on 1 May, 1904) - had three children according to the census: Edward, born about 1898, Annie, born about 1905 in Johannesburg and
Alice, born at Whitechapel about 1909
Like so many other old soldiers, Plumb re-enlisted with the outbreak of World War One. He was appointed an acting corporal with the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders under the
service number 5926. He also served with the Labour Corps (No. 421160) and the Royal Engineers (No. 608581). Although specifics of his Great War service are not known he must
have served in the field for some time since the medal rolls show him entitled to both the British War and Victory Medals.
Availability of records being what they are not much is known about Plumb after the war. He apparently continues to live in London for the rest of his life. Although his wife
predeceased him in 1940 he lived to the ripe old age of 95, passing away in London in June of 1969.
|Above: The reverse side of Plumb's post cover showing the arrival postmark and associated 1900 date.