Chatteris WW1 Soldier Thomas Palmer (201443). Chatteris Remembers Biography
Pte Thomas Palmer. 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment 201443 Died 3rd September 1917 Thomas was born in 1897 Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, England. He lived in Slade Field, Doddington Road, Chatteris Cambs. Thomas was 14 in 1911 and was a farm lad at the time. He had 10 relatives who were age 43 to 3. Thomas Palmer died of wounds at a casualty clearing station in France. He was only 19 years old when he died and we are not sure of the date at which he was injured. Mr Palmer had a second son which was also killed in the war. Thomas had married by the time he died and the letter from the officer to Mrs Palmer says that he had a young child. He arrived in France in May 1916 and survived the 1st July battle that killed many of his comrades. He is buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery, which is between Peronne and St. Quentin, by the River Somme, and was missed by all the beloved relatives. Project File contains: • CWGC certificate • Article excerpt from Cambs Times Nov 16 1917 • Medal Roll • 1911 Census
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