Southam in WW1

Centenary Archive

Honouring those who died and all who served


Sergeant Frederick Plummer (3598)

Frederick was born in 1867 son of John Plummer a baker and farmer and his wife Abigail. He worked as an insurance agent and lived with his parents in Oxford Street together with his older brother WH Plummer and his wife Betsy. The 1901 Census shows WH Plummer to be an ‘Army Reservist on leave’.

In 1905 he married Laura Cable, a dress maker from Lewes in Sussex. By then he was in business in Southam as a boot maker and dealer.

Frederick Plummer was a Reservist, so had previous military experience when he enlisted on 2nd October 1914. He was forty-six years old. He was examined by Dr Lattey and deemed to be medically A1 and his papers are signed by Capt Davidson (both these professionals feature in this archive).

He served throughout the war in Britain in the Royal Defence Corp and rose gradually through the ranks to Sergeant in 1916 and was demobilised in June 1919.

Frederick Plummer died in 1933 and is buried in Southam.