Edward Royston Plant was born on the 3rd of October 1898 in Doncaster. His father, Herbert James Plant was a draper and the family lived at 3 Auckland Road, Wheatley.
Edward joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve in 1917 and during the course of the First World War moved to the Royal Naval Air Service and later the Royal Air Force.
He was a 2nd Lieutenant in the R.A.F. when he took his Royal Aero Club Aviator’s Certificate in November 1918. At this point he was living on Victorian Crescent, Town Moor, Doncaster.
Edward moved to London later in his life and married Muriel V Kidd in 1928 in Brentford. The couple lived in Ealing and later Chelsea while Edward worked as a commercial traveller. He died in March 1953 National Hospital for Diseases of the Heart Westmoreland Street.
Image by kind permission of the Royal Aero Club Trust.