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18 Sep 1898
South Shields Durham
George was the son of the Reverend Thomas Manning and Hannah Isabel Plant (née Gregory) of Theddington Vicarage Rugby. Thomas Manning Plant was ordained as a deacon in 1894. He was the vicar of the St. Margaret Church in Wellow Romsey Hampshire. He was known as the "Parson Tinker" In the past he lived in Theddingworth near Rugby, Leicestershire, and then Whinwhistle farm. He married his first wife Hannah Isabel Gregory in 1893 in Durham and left for British Honduras in 1894. He married Ethel Aminta née Bridger when he moved to Argentina after his first wife died. Reverend Thomas moved to England shortly before the First World War.With his second wife he had six children. George's effects of £194 7 shillings were left to his father The Reverend Thomas Plant (Probate 30/4/1919 Leicester)
He attended St Cuthbert's College Sparken Hill Worksop.
18 Sep 1918
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  • MC MC Military Cross
Norfolk Yeomanry
Shortly after the outbreak of the war George joined the Inns of Court Officers Training Corps and was commissioned second lieutenant on 21st September 1915 into the Norfolk Yeomanry. He first entered a theatre of war on 31st March 1918 in France. He is buried in Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery Epehy Somme France Grave Reference: I I 1
The following is an extract from 'The Cuthbertian' January 1920 issue no1: Plant (the son of the Rev. Thos. Plant, Theddingworth Vicarage, Rugby) joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. shortly after the war broke out, and before he was 17 years of age. He was described by his colonel as "very energetic, very keen, and very brave." The following extract is taken from the "London Gazette," 30th July, 1919, and refers to the posthumous award of the Military Cross. " For conspicuous gallantry on Aug. 25th, 1918, north east of Mametz. On nearing the objective the advance was held up by machine gun fire from a strong point. He at once organised and led an attack on the strong point, which was beaten off by the enemy. Undismayed he rallied his men, and again attacked and captured the position, killing many of the enemy. His fine courage and determined leadership enabled the advance to be continued, and the objective gained."
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