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Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 431

(x) Four: Gunner E. Plant, Royal Artillery, who was wounded and taken P.O.W. at Cassel in May 1940

India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1930-31 (1065528 Gnr. E. Plant, R.A.); 1939-45 Star; War Medal 1939-45; Belgium, Order of Leopold II, Chevalier’s breast badge, silver and enamel, good very fine (4)

Ernest Plant was born in April 1906 and enlisted in the Royal Artillery in the mid-1920s. Having then seen active service on the North-West Frontier, he was discharged to the Army Reserve. Called-up in August 1939, he joined the B.E.F. and was wounded and captured at Cassel on 28 May 1940. Plant was sent to Stalag VIIIB in Germany and was attached to a working camp at Krappitzs in the period January 1943 to January 1945; his Belgian decoration requires verification.

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