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   Captain David Adams Palmer M.C.
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Dated added: 28/01/2016   Last updated: 19/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Tank Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 27/09/1892
Died: 25/03/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 25
David Palmer was the eldest child of son of David and Mary Palmer. He was born 27th September 1892 in near Tamlaght-o-Crilly, Drumagarner, Kilrea. David was a member of Tandragee Presbyterian Church and a former pupil of Tandragee National School. He attended Hughes Academy in Dublin. He joined the Metropolitan Police Office in Dublin and then the Irish Land Commission. David Adams Palmer served with the South Irish Horse and then the Tank Corps. He won a Military Cross. In March 1918, Captain David Adams Palmer received a gunshot wound the to the right shoulder fired from a German aircraft near Morchies. Captain David Adams Palmer died of his wounds three days later on Monday 25th March 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
  Albert, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave X-E-12
CWGC Casualty 427149
Dernancourt is a village 3 kilometres south of Albert. The Communal Cemetery is a little west of the village, and the Extension is on the north-west side of the Communal Cemetery.
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Palmer family 1901 census lists David Adams as age 8 living with the family at house 2 in Bushmills Town, Portrush Rural, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists David Adams Palmer 1911 census lists David Adams as age 18 boarding at house 10 in Leinster Avenue, North Dock, Dublin
3 1911 Census lists Palmer family 1911 census does not list David as living with the family at house 8 in Whites Row, Tanderagee Urban, Armagh
4 National Archives UK Medal card of Captain David Adams Palmer, MC can be purchased here
5 National Archives UK Service Papers of Captain David Palmer MC can be purchased here
6 Tandragee Remembers ROH Details of Captain David Adams Palmer MC including photos
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Captain David Adams Palmer MC's grave can be purchased here
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