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Palmer, Rowland Alexander

Lieut. Rowland Alexander Palmer, R.A.M.C. Parachute Field Ambulance, lost his life in 1943. At the United Hospital Sports in 1936 he, with others, represented King’ s and in the same year was chosen to represent the United Hospitals. He was a fine runner. Represented Great Britain in the Quarter Mile, 1939; Captain of the Oxford and Cambridge Athletic Team against Harvard and Yale, 1939.

Son of Alexander C. and Geraldine L. Palmer, of Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey. M.A. (Cantab.), M.B., B.Ch. (Cantab.). Burney Yeo Scholarship, King's College Hospital, 1939; Tanner Prize, Obstetrics, 1942. President, C.U.A.C., 1939; Represented Great Britain in the Quarter Mile, 1939; Captain of the Oxford and Cambridge Athletic Team against Harvard and Yale, 1939.King’ s College Review May 1945

Biographical

Surname(s)Palmer
First name(s)Rowland Alexander
Date of birth20 June 1917
Family detailsSon of Alexander C. and Geraldine Palmer
Previous educationCambridge University
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1935-1936
Dept / courseFaculty of Medicine
QualificationsM.A. (Cantab.), M.B., B.Ch. (Cantab.). Burney Yeo Scholarship, King's College Hospital, 1939; Tanner Prize, Obstetrics, 1942
Military unitR.A.M.C.; 127 Parachute Field Ambulance
Service number252533
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death10/09/1943
Age at death27
Rank at deathLieutenant
Cause of deathMissing presumed killed
Commemoration(s)King’ s College Chapel; Cassino Memorial, Italy
NotesLieutenant R.A. Palmer. Previously reported missing at sea, now presumed to have lost his life. BMJ. Feb. 19th, 1944.
Palmer. Previously reported missing at sea, now presumed to have lost his life in Sept. 1943, Lieut. R.A. Palmer, R.A.M.C., Parachute Field Ambulance, very dearly loved son of A. c. Palmer, F.R.C.S., and Mrs. Palmer, 39 Devonshire Place W1. and Stonecrop, Walton-on-the-Hill. No letters please. The Times 7 Feb. 1944
SourcesKing’ s College Hospital Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; British Medical Journal; The Times

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