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Palmer, Henry John

Palmer, Henry John., Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Was educated at the Plymouth Technical Institute, and after passing the London Matric. In 1912, entered Guy's in May of the following year. He passed the 1st M.B. Lond. in July 1915, but went on active service in December of the same year. Killed in action near St. Quentin, March 29th 1918. Guy's Hospital Reports Vol.LXX, War Memorial Number

Biographical

Surname(s)Palmer
First name(s)Henry John
Family detailsSon of Henry J. and Florence Palmer, of Poughill, Bude, Cornwall
Previous educationPlymouth Technical School and Private Study
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1913-1915
Dept / courseLondon M.B.
Military unitDuke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, 5th Bn. attd. 1st Bn.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
CampaignsFrance and Flanders June 1917 - March 1918
Date of death29 March 1918
Age at death24
Rank at deathLieutenant
Place of deathMarcelcave
Cause of deathKilled in action by a sniper while superintending the digging of a trench.
Commemoration(s)Guy's Hospital Memorial; Pozieres Memorial
NotesHome address in 1913 - 'Minnewanka', Warlingham, Surrey
SourcesGuy's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Soldiers Died in the Great War; University of London O.T.C. 1914-19

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