Gardener dubs soldier "the unluckiest in the district" after finding grave dated the day before November 11, 1918 (From Braintree and Witham Times)
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Gardener dubs soldier "the unluckiest in the district" after finding grave dated the day before November 11, 1918
5:00pm Saturday 29th March 2014 in News
A Braintree soldier who died just a day before the First World War ended has been dubbed the "unluckiest soldier in the district" by a man who found his grave.
Gardener Tony Webb, of Warren Road, Braintree, found the war grave of Private E. Plumb of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps in Bocking Cemetery, Church Lane, when he was working as a gardener for the council.
The gravestone states that Pte Plumb died on November 10, 1918, aged 34 - the battle ended on what is now known as Armistace Day on November 11.
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