William Edward John Plunkett1

M, #11858, b. 18 August 1894, d. 12 December 1942
FatherWilliam Edward Plunkett1
MotherLaura Mary Green1 b. c 1874, d. 6 Oct 1907
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Keith Graham Bassett
Last Edited20 Aug 2022
Birth*18 August 1894 Redfern, NSW, Australia1 
Death of Mother6 October 1907 Newtown, NSW, Australia;Principal=Laura Mary Green2 
Marriage*2 November 1916 Redfern, NSW, Australia;Bride=Ellen Mary Rebecca Dunn3 
Death*12 December 1942 Orana Street, Orange, NSW, Australia;
Mr. William E. Plunkett, a soldier of the Great War, died at his residence, Orana Street, on Saturday. He was 48 years of age. He enlisted at an early age and was present at the landing at Gallipoli. Mr. Plunkett was a railway employee, both at Bathurst, Orange and Hornsby, but for the past three years had lived at Orange. He leaves a widow and family of four, they being George, A.I.F. (prisoner of war), Mrs. Barnes Cooma), Betty and William (Orange). Two step-brothers, Walter (Botany) and Edward (Wentworthville), and one sister, Mrs. Dunne (Hornsby) also survive. His funeral left McGrath's parlors yesterday, interment being made in the Church of England portion of the Orange cemetery. The funeral was attended by a number of returned soldiers.4 


Ellen Mary Rebecca Dunn


  1. [S1472] NSW Birth Indexes, 29192/1894 William E J Plunkett.
  2. [S1473] NSW Death Indexes, 14808/1907 Laura M Plunkett.
  3. [S1481] NSW Marriage Indexes, 13394/1916 William E J Plunkett & Ellen M R Dunn.
  4. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Leader, Monday, December 14, 1942.