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Palmer, Edmund John (1890-1917)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.


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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.


Details: Edmund John Palmer (1890-1917), born August 1890 at Odiham, Hampshire, son of John Cleeves Palmer (1854-1928) and Eliza Emma King (1855-1894) of 29, South Street, Bridport, Dorset; brother of Leslie Stuart Palmer (1891-1917)


Attended Sherborne Preparatory School.


Attended Sherborne School (School House) January 1905-July 1908. Took part in the 1905 Sherborne Pageant


Articled to chartered accountant.


WW1, Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Division. Volunteered in August 1914, rejected (defective eyesight); joined Friends' Ambulance in France; gazetted September 1915 to Royal Naval Division, 'Nelson' Bn. Died on 27 April 1917 of wounds received on 23 April 1917 leading his men in an assault which resulted in the taking of a village from the enemy. Buried at Aubigny, France.


Commemorated at:

Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, VI. D. 6,%20EDMU...


Bridport War Memorial


Church of St Mary, Bridport, Roll of Honour.


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.


Obituary, The Shirburnian, July 1917: 'SUB-LIEUTENANT PALMER, R.N.D., died of wounds on April 27th, 1917. He was 26 years of age, the son of the Mayor of Bridport, and was educated at Sherborne. He joined an Ambulance detachment at the outbreak of the war; but desiring to get into the fighting line he returned to England and obtained a commission in September 1915 in the R.N.D. 'He was leading his men in an assault, which resulted in the taking of a village from the enemy on that day.'

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