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Palmer, John Stanley

Second Lieutenant John Stanley Palmer, Durham L.I. who died on October 18, aged 26, was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Palmer, of 36 East Sheen-avenue, S.W. He was educated at King's College, Wimbledon, and entered Guy's Hospital in 1910. He qualified L.D.S. of the Royal College of Surgeons, Eng., in 1913, and was appointed dental house surgeon. He served for five years in the Artists' Rifles and entered Sandhurst in May, 1915 being appointed to the Durham Light Infantry in October last. He went to the front last May and became sniping and intelligence officer, being complimented for his work by Divisional Headquarters. He was acting adjutant when wounded. His commanding officer writes of him in the highest terms as to his work and his popularity in his regiment. Guy's Hospital Reports Vol.LXX, War Memorial Number


First name(s)John Stanley
Date of birth1890
Place of birthSouthampton Registration District
Family detailsSon of Thomas and Thirza Palmer, of 60, East Sheen Avenue, East Sheen, London
Previous educationKing's College, Wimbledon; Birkbeck College.
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1910-1913
Dept / courseL.D.S.
QualificationsL.D.S. 1913, R.C.S. Eng.
Military unitDurham Light Infantry, 2nd Bn.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death18 October 1916
Age at death26
Rank at deathSecond Lieutenant
Cause of deathDied of wounds
Burial placeGrove Town Cemetery, Meaulte
Commemoration(s)Guy's Hospital Memorial
NotesHome address in 1910 - 26 Varden's Road, St. John's S W
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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