Remembered with honour Guards Grave: Row I, Grave 7.
He enlisted in Chatham, Kent, 6 November 1905, a labourer; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 13 August 1914, and was killed in action near Vivieres. Unfortunately, Lewis’ Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There are articles about Lewis in the Watford Illustrated and the West Herts and Watford Observer both dated 10 October 1914, and in the Observer dated 24 July 1915.
Son of the late James and Harriet (nee NUNN) PLUMMER; husband of Constance (nee STOCK) PLUMMER of Chatham.
His parents married 25 June 1866 at All Saints, Chevington, Suffolk. James died 1908 aged 69; Harriet died 1909 aged 62; both in the Medway, Kent, district.
Lewis was born 1887 in Chatham, and baptised 13 February 1887 at St Mary’s, Chatham. He married 1914 in the Watford district; they had one child. Constance never remarried and died 1962 in the Bromley, Kent, district aged 73.
On the 1891 Census, aged 4 he lived in Gillingham, Kent, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1901 Census, a telegraph boy aged 14, he still lived in Gillingham, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a private soldier aged 24, he lived at the Military Police Barracks, Westminster SW.
Date of death20/09/1914
Age at death27
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)