Resident at Aughadegan
|Regiment/Unit:||Irish Guards, Reserve Battalion|
|Date of Death:||17-05-1917|
|Cause:||From wounds received at Gallipoli.|
|Memorial:||Rhyl Town Cemetery, Rhyl, Wales|
Thomas was born 9 May 1895 in Longford, one of 10 children of Joseph and Bridget Plunkett: his eldest brother John was a veterinarian surgeon in Longford, Joseph became a priest, resident in New York during the Great War and his brother, James, was a Captain in the Royal Veterinary Corps during the Great War. Tom had won an apprenticeship for Chemistry in Athlone when the war broke out.
Pte Plunkett and enlisted in Athlone, Co. Westmeath, and was one of the first Irish soldiers to serve at Gallipoli, where he was wounded; he succumbed to these wounds over a year later.
|Parents Names:||Son of Joseph Plunkett and Bridget (née Ward), Aughadegan, Lisbrack, Longford|
|Notes:||Pte. Plunkett was known to Cpl William Hudson of the Connaught Rangers, who was a prisoner of war in Germany: Hudson notes the death of Plunkett in a letter published in the Longford Leader on the 17 August 1918 (link below).|