Bermard Palmer - Royal Field Artillery

Bernard Palmer was born in 1896 in Chellaston, the son of William and Eleanor Sowter Palmer (nee Harris). In 1891 and 1901 the family were living at Boulton Edge Farm, (Back Lane), Chellaston. By 1911 they had moved to Diseworth in Leicestershire, Bernard was working as a cowman on the farm.

He enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery and served in the 309th (Honourable Field Artillery) Siege Battery RGA (Evidence - Medal Index Card). He was possibly discharged because of ill health, although at the moment no evidence has been found to corroborate this. Neither his service record nor pension record have been found.

At some point after 1911 Bernard had moved back to Boulton Edge Farm, Chellaston for on the 16th February 1919 he died there of Influenza and broncho-pneumonia.

Bernard Palmer is not commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Museum site.