Arthur Plant, Age 38
Private, 56191, 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
Arthur was the son of the late John James Plant and although born in Dawley was living at Oswestry at the time of his enlistment.
He had originally joined the South Wales Borderers (3811) but had been transferred to the RWF at some point; this may have been due to Arthur being wounded and on recovery sent to a different regiment who were short of men. If this was the case it would not be uncommon for it to happen as it became more regular after the devastating loses incurred by the British army after the battle of the Somme. It did however cause some disquiet amongst the men involved as they would obviously have rather gone back to their original Regiments/Battalions and so be amongst their mates.
Arthur was killed in action on the 25th November 1917 and with his body never being found, his name appears on the Tyne Cot Memorial Panels 63 — 65
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