Born: 1894, St. Helen’s, Ipswich.

Death on or assumed since 23rd March 1918; age 23; KiA. Served 3 years & 126 days.

Residence: 59, Hervey Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Woodbridge, Suffolk, 18th November 1914; Trade: Gas Fitter; Religion: CofE.

Date of Entry Therein: 7th October 1915 – Balkans.

Wounded in the Field: Gun shot wound to the neck – 28th September 1916.

Rank: Private; Service Number: G/18051

Regiment: Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), 10th Battalion.

Formerly 1743, Suffolk Yeomanry.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War.


Grave Reference:

Bay 7,

Arras Memorial,

Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery,




Relatives Notified and Address: Son of Charles and Elizabeth Palmer, of 59, Hervey Street, Ipswich.




1901   16, Alexandra Road, Ipswich.


Frank was 6 years old and living with his parents.

Charles Palmer, 30, an Iron Driller; born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Louisa Palmer (nee Bugg) , 32; born Colchester, Essex.


1911   24, Alexandria Road, Ipswich.


Frank was 16 years old and a Gas Fitter & Plumber. He was living with his parents & sister.

Charles, 40, a Machinist Iron Driller – Agricultural Implement Works.

Elizabeth, 42.

Edith Florrie Palmer, 7, born St. Helen’s, Ipswich.


Mr Charles Palmer received his son’s 1914-1915 Star on the 9th February 1921 and his British War and Victory Medal on the 28th September 1921.


Frank is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich, St. Michael’s Church War Memorial Ipswich



Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), 10th Battalion

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