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  • Photograph is of John William Arthur Palmer in uniform and is courtesy of his grand niece Yvonne Gribby.
Person Details
Nottingham
John known as Jack was born in 1896 in Nottingham and was the son of Arthur a drapers porter and window cleaner and Frances Elizabeth Palmer née Hiron of 10 Bloom Square Ilkeston Road New Radford Nottingham. His father was born in 1862 in Leicester and his mother Frances Elizabeth Hiron was born in 1860 in Littlewood, Gloucestershire they were married in 1892 in Nottingham and had a further child a daughter Edith Minnie b1894 Nottingham. In the 1901 census the family are living at 7 Brewsters Place, Nottingham. In the 1911 census they are living at 10 Broom Square, Ilkeston Road, Radford, Nottingham and are shown as Arthur 51 years a window cleaner he is living with his wife Frances 52 yrs and their 2 children Edith Minnie 17 yrs an errand girl in the tea trade and John William Arthur 15 yrs a box maker in the cigar trade.
31 Dec 1917
21
1635952 - CWGC Website
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Private
17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Jack Palmer, enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 17th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment (Welbeck Rangers), he was killed in action on 31st December 1917. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
Death notification published 19th January 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “PALMER. – Killed in action, December 31st, 1917. Pte. Jack Palmer, Sherwood Foresters, aged 21. – Deeply mourned by his sorrowing mother, father, & sister Minnie.” Above notice is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facbook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photograph is of John William Arthur Palmer in uniform and is courtesy of his grand niece Yvonne Gribby.
    John William Arthur Palmer - Photograph is of John William Arthur Palmer in uniform and is courtesy of his grand niece Yvonne Gribby.
  • Photograph shows writing on reverse of the above postcard, written by his sister and is courtesy of Yvonne Gribby
    John William Arthur Palmer - Photograph shows writing on reverse of the above postcard, written by his sister and is courtesy of Yvonne Gribby