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Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire
Service No: 242657
Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s (North Staffordshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 'A' Coy 1/6th Battalion
Division: 46th (North Midland) Division
Date of Death: 1918-10-03
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
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 entryView Entry in CPGW Book
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
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s (North Staffordshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 46th (North Midland) Division
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