1. Grave:Etaples Military CemeteryI.A.1
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.131
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour23C GQS

Awards & Titles:


Early Life :

Born at Durham to William and Jane Palmer.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 2/Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 

Action : France & Flanders 

France & Flanders covers all the dates and corresponding locations which are outside the official battle nomenclature dates on the Western Front. Therefore the actions in which these men died could be considered 'normal' trench duty - the daily attrition losses which were an everyday fact of duty on the Western Front.

Detail :

Second Lieutenant Roger Lionel Palmer, 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment). Formerly 11998 Sapper/Corporal, Royal Engineers.

Roger was commissioned to second lieutenant is dated 2nd August 1915, just a few days prior to his death. The notice is given in the London Gazette 11th January, 1916 Page 454 of Issue 29434. It shows that he had since "died of wounds received in action."

The portrait image is from a family collection.

Probate PALMER Roger of 20 Stevenson-street South Shields died 13 August 1915 at the Allied forces base hospital Etaples France Administration (with Will) Durham 1 November to William Palmer miner. Effects £371 19s. 6d.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Brownrigg Lodge of Unity No. 1424 E.C.East Kent

2nd April 1913
7th May 1913
14th June 1913

In 1913, at the time of his initiation into Brownrigg Lodge of Unity, Roger is listed as a 31 year old Corporal of the Royal Engineers, resident at Aldershot. By 1915, the contribution record shows that he had "Died 13th Aug/15."

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