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Jeremiah PLUMBLEY

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Surname: PLUMBLEY

Forename(s): Jeremiah

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 242657

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s (North Staffordshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 'A' Coy 1/6th Battalion

Division: 46th (North Midland) Division

Age: 24

Date of Death: 1918-10-03

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: A. 32.

CWGC Cemetery: RAMICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: SALTERFORTH, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Jeremiah Plumbley was the son of James and Elizabeth Jane Plumbley, née Rothwell. James was born at Holcombe Brook and Elizabeth at Helmshore, Lancashire. Jeremiah was the cousin of Private Joseph Albert Plumbley (12353) (q.v.).

1901 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: East Hill Street - Jeremiah Plumbley, aged 6 years, born Barnoldswick, son of James and Elizabeth Plumbley.

1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 12, Craven Street - Jeremiah Plumbley, aged 15 years, born Barnoldswick, son of James and E.J. Plumbley.

Jeremiah was married to Mary Ann Windle in 1916.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Jeremiah Plumbley, 242657, North Sraffordshire Regiment.

Jeremiah served with the 2/6th Bn Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment), but was later transferred to the 1/6th Bn.

The photographs in the ‘Craven’s Part in the Great War’ book of Pte William Rawling and Pte Jeremiah Plumbley are reversed. William is shown wearing the North Staffordshire Regiment cap badge; no evidence has been found to link him with that regiment. But, both the ‘Craven Herald’ and the ‘West Yorkshire Pioneer’ show photographs of the two named as in the book.

A short biography of Jeremiah is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

PLUMBLEY, Jeremiah, aged 24, Staffordshire Regt., 18, Federation Street, [Barnoldswick], killed in action Oct. 3, 1918.

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Private Jeremiah PLUMBLEY

Private Jeremiah PLUMBLEY

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s (North Staffordshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s (North Staffordshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 46th (North Midland) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 46th (North Midland) Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: PLUMBLEY

Forename(s): Jeremiah

Born: Barnoldswick, Yorks

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorks

Enlisted: Skipton, Yorks

Number: 242657

Rank: Private

Regiment: Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment)

Battalion: 1/6th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 03/10/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 3451, West Riding Regt.

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: PLUMBLEY

Forename(s): J

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 242657

Rank: Private

Regiment: North Staffordshire Regiment

Unit: 1st/6th Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 03/10/1918

Additional Information:

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22 November 1918

BARNOLDSWICK – IDENTIFIED BY A PHOTOGRAPH

The death of Private Jeremiah Plumbley, North Staffs. Regiment, has been established beyond doubt through the means of photographs and other marks of identification received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Plumbley, 18 Federation Street, Barnoldswick. Accompanying the photographs was a letter from a comrade stating that he had helped to bury Private Plumbley on October 3rd. “By the photos I found laying by the side of a dead infantryman, I could see it was the same fellow.”

Second Lieutenant R. Barron wrote:– “It may be some small consolation to you to know that he fell at his post in one of the decisive battles of the war, without which we should possibly not have had peace today. I am sorry you have not received definite information earlier, as I know how trying your suspense must have been. The reason is that the officers of ‘A’ Company, as well as the Chaplain of the battalion, were killed or wounded during that week, so no responsible person remained to write, and I have just been transferred from another Company.”

Private Plumbley was 24 years of age and married. He was formerly employed by Messrs. Moorhouse and Sons, Wellhouse Mill. He enlisted in December 1914, and went to France about two years ago. Though not previously wounded he had been gassed and had had trench fever twice.

13 December 1918

BARNOLDSWICK – Drowning Case

On Wednesday forenoon the body of a woman named Elizabeth Jane Plumbley (44), wife of James Plumbley, 18 Federation Street, Barnoldswick, was found floating in the canal near Bankfield Shed by a boatman named James Draper. Deceased had been subject to fits of depression since the loss of her eldest son, who was killed in France early in October. An inquest was held at the Town Hall yesterday (Thursday) afternoon before Mr. J. E. Newall (deputy coroner) sitting without a jury. A verdict of suicide was returned.

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22 November 1918

Identified by a Photograph

The death of Pte. Jeremiah Plumbley, of the Staffs. Regiment, has been established beyond a doubt through the means of photographs and other marks of identification received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Plumbley, 18, Federation Street, Barnoldswick. Accompanying the photos was a letter from a comrade stating that he had helped to bury Pte. Plumbley on Oct. 3rd. “The photos I found lying by the side of a dead infantryman. I could see it was the same fellow.” Sec. Lieut. R. Barron wrote:– “It may be some small consolation to you to know that he fell at his post in one of the decisive battles of the war, without which we should possibly not have had peace to-day. I am sorry you have not received definite information earlier, as I know how trying your suspense must have been. The reason is that all the officers of ‘A’ Company as well the chaplain of the battalion were killed or wounded during that week, and as no responsible person remained to write I have just been transferred from another company.” Pte. Plumbley was 24 years of age, and married. He was formerly employed at Messrs. Moorhouse and Son’s, Wellhouse Mill. He enlisted in December, 1914, and went to France about two years ago. Though not previously wounded he had been gassed and had had trench fever twice.

13 December 1918

BARNOLDSWICK

ANOTHER WAR VICTIM – On Wednesday forenoon the body of a woman named Elizabeth Jane Plumbley (44), wife of Mr. James Plumbley, 18, Federation Street, Barnoldswick, was found floating in the canal near Bankfield Shed by a boatman named James Draper. Deceased had been subject to fits of depression since the loss of her eldest son who was killed in France early in October. An inquest was held at the Town Hall yesterday afternoon before Mr. J.B. Newell (deputy coroner) sitting without a jury. A verdict of suicide was returned.

[Mother of Pte. Jeremiah Plumbley.]

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