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  • Photograph showing the commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of Samuel James Palmer at Azmak Cemetery, Suvla, Turkey.Photograph is courtesy of the Sherwood Foresters Roll of Honour website
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Hose Leicestershire
Samuel James Palmer was born in 1880 the son of the late John a cottager and Liza Palmer née Tinsley of Hose, Melton Mowbray John Palmer was born in 1843 at Hose and died in 1906 aged 63 yrs, Eliza Tinsley was born in 1852 at Long Clawson, Leicestershire, married in 1873, their marriage was recorded in the Melton Mowbray registration district. they went on to have 12 children sadly 3 died in infancy or early childhood, their children were Elizabeth 1873, Sarah Jane b1875, John Henry 1875, Esther b1877, Samuel James b1880, Mary Ann b1882, George b1885, Joseph b1889, William b1895 and Lizzie b1899 all were born at Hose. Samuel married Florence Elizabeth Brookes in 1903 at Leicester they lived at 3, Park Rd., Blaby, Leicester and had the following children, Thomas Samuel James born 14th June 1903, John William born 3rd April 1905, Florence Louisa born 28th August 1907, Esther born 19th December 1909 and Marjorie born 19th June 1914. In 1911 the family are living at Blidworth and are shown as Samuel James Palmer 30 yrs a farm labourer he is living with his wife Florence 30 yrs and their children Thomas Samuel James 7 yrs a scholar, John William 6 yrs a scholar, Florence 3 yrs and Esther 1 year. Following his death his widow Florence Elizabeth was awarded a pension of 27 shillings a week which commenced on 19th June 1916.
he was a farm labourer
27 Nov 1915
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601950 - CWGC Website
22290
Blaby, Leicestershire
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Samuel James Palmer enlisted at Mansfield whilst residing at Blaby, Leicestershire, He was killed in action on 27th November 1915 whilst serving on the Gallipoli peninsular, he is buried at Azmak Cemetery, Suvla, Turkey.
'Mansfield Reporter & Sutton Times,' 24th December 1915. “We regret to report the loss of another Blidworth soldier, and in this case it is one of the saddest blows that has befallen a village home during the war. Private Samuel Jas. Palmer, a Sherwood Forester, was killed at the Dardanelles on November 28th, and the news was received by his wife and children on Monday morning of this week, making Christmas for them a very tragic business indeed. “Killed in action,” says the official notification. That's all, but there is now a young widow with five children left to mourn the loss of a good husband and father. Mrs. Palmer, who is facing the ordeal with real British bravery, got a letter from Pte. Palmer only last week. It was written on November 8th, and he was then "as well as could be expected.” Mrs. Palmer says that her husband has only received two out of all the letters she has sent him, though he has been out since September, and of eight parcels he had not received one up till his last letter. The staff and children of the Wesleyan school are wearing mourning badges in honour of the dead soldier and in sympathy for the bereaved children who attend the school.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Gallipoli 1915
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  • Photograph showing the commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of Samuel James Palmer at Azmak Cemetery, Suvla, Turkey.Photograph is courtesy of the Sherwood Foresters Roll of Honour website
    Samuel James Palmer - Photograph showing the commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of Samuel James Palmer at Azmak Cemetery, Suvla, Turkey.Photograph is courtesy of the Sherwood Foresters Roll of Honour website
  • Photograph showing Azmak Cemetery , Sulva Gallipoli and is courtesy of  the Sherwood Foresters Roll of Honour website
    Samuel James Palmer - Photograph showing Azmak Cemetery , Sulva Gallipoli and is courtesy of the Sherwood Foresters Roll of Honour website