Private Matthew Plant

24 Mar 1945

Matthew Plant was the son of Leonard and Elizabeth Plant, of Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent; husband of Marjorie Plant, of Hanley, Staffordshire, he enlisted in the North Staffordshire Regiment and volunteered for airborne forces.

Private Plant successfully completed glider training and was posted to 2nd (Airborne) Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, and took part in Operation Varsity (Rhine Crossing).

Pte Plant was killed in action on 24 March 1945, age 25, and was given a field burial at Hamminkeln, Germany and was re-interred to Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany, on 21 March 1947.

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By Rod Gibson

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