Born: 13th November 1916, Dovercourt, Essex.

Baptised: 15th February 1917, at All Saint’s Church, Dovercourt, Essex. Parents: Charles Craddock & Charlotte Palmer.

Died: 5th March 1945; age: 28.

Occupation: Metropolitan Police – warrant number 125793. Joined on the 22nd March 1937 – Last posted to C Division as a Police Constable.


Rank: Lieutenant; Service Number: 320803.

Regiment: Royal Artillery, 114 Field Regiment.

Grave Reference:


Taukkyan War Cemetery,


Images courtesy of Kevin Knights.



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles Craddock Palmer & Charlotte Palmer, of ‘Mullion’ St. Michael’s Road, Dovercourt, Essex.


Father: Charles Craddock Palmer, born September 1883, Isle Abbotts, Somerset. Vice Consul for Denmark, Parkeston Quay.

Mother: Charlotte Palmer (nee Mann), born October 1880, Dovercourt, Essex.


Donald was educated at Ipswich School.




Donald was a Police Constable – Metropolitan Police. He was living at the Police Station – 20, Great Marlborough Street, City of Westminster.


Probate to Charles Craddock Palmer – father, of ‘Mullion’ St. Michael’s Road, Dovercourt, Essex. Manager for Shipping Agents & Brokers & Ministry of Food official.


Donald is also remembered on the Ipswich School Chapel war memorial.

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  • Thank you for posting these details about Donald Palmer – my father, John Palmer, was his first cousin, and was very close to him. He remembered him fondly, and with sorrow, for the rest of his life. His memory lives on with me.


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