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Palmer, Ambrose Henry

Surgeon-Major Ambrose Henry Palmer, R.A.M.C. (T.F.), died at Cairo on May 2nd of wounds received on April 17th, aged 47. He was the eldest son of Dr. Palmer, of Barton-under-Needwood, Burton-on-Trent, and was educated at Birmingham Medical School and at Guy's Hospital. After taking the diplomas of M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. Lond., and L.S.A. in 1895 he went into practice at Barton-under-Needwood, where he was Medical Officer and Public Vaccinator of Barton District, Surgeon to the Barton Cottage Hospital, and Surgeon to the Post Office. He joined the Staffordshire Yeomanry on December 24th 1904, became Surgeon-Captain on June 24th, 1908, and was promoted to Surgeon-Major last year. Guy's Hospital Reports Vol.LXX, War Memorial Number


First name(s)Ambrose Henry
Date of birth1870
Place of birthBarton-under-Needwood
Family detailsSon of Clement Palmer; husband of Gladys Palmer, of Barton-under-Needwood, Staffs.
Previous educationBirmingham Medical School
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1894-1895
QualificationsM.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. Lond.; L.S.A. 1895
Military unitStaffordshire Yeomanry
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death2 May 1917
Age at death47
Rank at deathSurgeon Major
Cause of deathDied of wounds
Commemoration(s)Guy's Hospital Memorial; Cairo War Memorial Cemetery; Barton-under-Needwood Roll of Honour; University of Birmingham Virtual War Memorial
SourcesGuy's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Soldiers Died in the Great War

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