Palmer, Leslie Stuart (1891-1917)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.
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Details: Leslie Stuart Palmer (1891-1917), born 10 October 1891 at Odiham, Hampshire, youngest son of John Cleeves Palmer (1854-1928) and Eliza Emma King (1855-1894) of 29, South Street, Bridport, Dorset; brother of Edmund John Palmer (1890-1917) www.flickr.com/photos/sherborneschoolarchives/9342544824/...
Attended Sherborne Preparatory School.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) May 1906-December 1909.
In the 1911 census, Leslie was a brewing student at Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Junior brewer at Cobbold's Brewery, Ipswich.
WW1, Lieutenant in the Dorsetshire Regiment, 3/4th Bn. (Territorial); attached to the 117th Machine Gun Company. Went to France in June 1916, was gassed adn invalided home in October 1916. In January 1917 he was gazetted lieutenant and was sent to the front in June 1917. Killed by a sniper on 20 September 1917 at Shrewsbury Forest during the Third Battle of Ypres, Passchendaele. He was buried where he fell, just east of Shrewsbury Forest. Later, his grave was relocated to Hooge Crater Cemetery.
Hooge Crater Cemetery, XXI. J. 2 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/458991/PALMER,%20LESL...
Personal inscription on headstone: 'IN EVER LOVING MEMORY'.
Bridport War Memorial: www.flickr.com/photos/13706945@N00/9580422714
Church of St Mary, Bridport, Roll of Honour.
Sherborne Preparatory School roll of honour www.flickr.com/photos/sherborneschoolarchives/28163613991...
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.
Obituary, The Shirburnian, November 1917: 'LIEUT. LESLIE STUART PALMER, Dorset Regiment, attached Machine Gun Corps (killed in action on September 20th), was the youngest son of Mr J.C. Palmer (Mayor of Bridport, Dorset). Lieut. Palmer, who was 25 years of age, was educated at Sherborne School. He first went to France in June 1916, and was invalided home in October. In January he was gazetted lieutenant and was went to the front in June last. Mr Palmer's second son, Sub-Lieut. E.J. Palmer, Royal Naval Division, died of wounds received in action in April last at the age of 26.'