Joseph Plant was married to Elizabeth and lived at 60 Park Lane, Netherend, Cradley. He volunteered for the artillery, possibly before 1914, and served in the 2/1st Warwick Battery of the Royal Horse Artillery. When the 1/1st went to France the 2/1st remained in Warwickshire for training purposes. Gunner Joseph Plant committed suicide on the night of the 21st May, being decapitated by a train passing Maypole Wharf. An inquest jury returned a verdict of 'Suicide while temporarily insane' and he was regarded as a victim of war. He was 31 years of age and is buried in the graveyard at the Unitarian Chapel, Netherton. He is also commemorated on the Cradley and Halesowen Memorials.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB
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