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2nd Lieut. John William PALMER


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Trying to tie up some loose ends again on some locals and was wondering if anyone had any information on 2nd Lt. Palmer.

Lived in Southend and enlisted in August 1914. He was killed in action at Genck, Belgium, on 25th December 1915,aged 22, any further information would be great as that is all the local papers reported on him.

Andy

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Andy

I looked at CWGC site they have his date of death as 25/12/18.

PALMER

Initials: J W

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: Royal Air Force

Unit Text: 2nd Sqdn.

Date of Death: 25/12/1918

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: North end.

Cemetery: GENECH COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Regards Doug

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Doug,

Many thanks, I had put in the date of 1915, duh.

Andy

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HHHmmmmm,

The local papers seem to have this wrong then, states Killed in action, not for the first time.

Andy

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Andy

I can't find him recorded in "The Sky Their battlefield" for 1915 which is why I checked CWGC site and if the date of 1918 is correct he wouldn't have been killed in action, so I'm unsure now.

Regards Doug

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