Palmer, J A
JOHN ALFRED PALMER
Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial: Pier and Face 13C.
He enlisted at Westminster, London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 27 April 1915, and was presumed killed in action. Unfortunately, John’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Frederick and Ellen Emily (nee BIGGS) PALMER.
His parents married 2 September 1893 at St Michael’s, Wood Green, Middx. Frederick died 1 May 1940 aged 74; Ellen died 11 January 1965 aged 94; both in Abbot’s Langley, Herts; both buried at St Lawrence’s, Abbot’s Langley..
John was born 1895 in Watford, and baptised 23 February 1896 at St Andrew’s, Watford. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 5 he lived in Oxhey, Herts, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, at school aged 15, he was a boarder at a secondary school in Woodbridge, Suffolk.
Unit1st/16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles)
Date of deathon or since 01/07/1916
Age at death20
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)