Palmer, William


Name recorded on the Highfield War MemorialBitterne War Memorial and the Southampton Cenotaph.
His name was also found in the Highfield School headteachers log listed as an old boy, lost during World War 1. See Highfield School Roll of Honour.

Other Information

Birth registered for William George Palmer, Jul-Sep 1894, South Stoneham, Vol. 2c, page 77. His military records record his birthplace as Highfield.

In the 1901 census, William Palmer (b.1893, Southampton) was shown living at 12 Kimberley Terrace, Chapel Street (now Roselands Gardens), Highfield, Hampshire. He lived with his father, Henry (b.1848, Fordingbridge, Hampshire) who was an agricultural labourer, his mother, Caroline (b.1851, Fordingbridge) and siblings; Alice (b.1871, Fordingbridge), Lillian (b.1889, Ringwood, Hampshire), Dorothy (b.1899, Southampton). They had a boarder, James Fours, a general labourer.
Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 1068; Folio: 165; Page: 29.

William Palmer (service number 10679) served as a Private in the 10th Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment. 
His medal cards showed that he received the Victory, British and 1915 Star medals. He was deployed on his first service on 5th August 1915, to the Balkans. 
He was killed in action at Gallipoli in Turkey on 10th August 1915. He died serving alongside fellow Highfield pupil, Charles Morris who died on the same day.
He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

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