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Captain F H Plummer

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 20th June 1917

Captain F H Plummer, DCM, Royal Field Artillery, has been awarded the Military Cross for bravery in the recent fighting, and is anticipating coming over on leave very shortly to receive the decoration. It is just over a year ago when, as sergeant in a West Riding Battery, he gained the DCM for heroism in extricating horses and guns under heavy fire from the enemy. The honoured Captain is son of Mr F Plummer (formerly colour-sergeant and long service member of the Knaresborough Company, old Volunteers), and grandson of James Plummer, the well-known fishmonger. He has had over two years at the Front, and was gassed just after going out, but made a good recovery. Before the war Captain Plummer obtained first-class badges for skill at arms and horsemanship, and was scoutmaster of the 3rd NE Leeds (St Wilfrid's) Troop, which he took on tour in Holland in 1913, and on the visit of General Baden Powell to the city was master-at-arms of the demonstration given in front of the Town Hall. His elementary education was derived at the Knaresborough National School, where he obtained a scholarship for King James' Grammar School. Last year he was given a commission, and was promoted to company command after the capture of Vimy Ridge.

 

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