Plummer Street

Plummer Street in East Victoria Park was named in 1918 to honour Private Leslie Edward PLUMMER. Leslie was a wireman by trade upon his enlistment in the Australian Imperial Force on the 26 June 1915. He was a member of the famed 11th Battalion. Leslie embarked for training at Tel-El-Kabir, Egypt on the ship Themistocles on the 13 September 1915, he was 21 years old. After completing training and suffering several admissions to hospital for influenza, Leslie arrived on the Western Front on the 5 April 1916. He was Killed in Action in France on the 30 May 1916, aged just 22.
Lest We Forget.
To discover more of Leslie’s story, see his entry in the:
Victoria Park Dictionary of Biography

  • Plummer Street (sign), East Victoria Park.
  • 1917 'ILLUSTRATED SECTION', Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954), 13 April, p. 23. , viewed 30 Dec 2021,