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George Herbert Palmer

In memory of:

Private George Herbert Palmer

July 20, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

B/73869

Force:

Army

Unit:

48th Highlanders of Canada

Additional Information


Son of William and Madaline Palmer; husband of Olive Norma Palmer, of Abertillery, Monmouthshire.

Commemorated on Page 104 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

32. H. 7.

Location:

Brookwood is 30 miles from London (M3 to Bagshot and then A322). The main entrance to Brookwood Military Cemetery is on the A324 from the village of Pirbright. Brookwood Military Cemetery is owned by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the United Kingdom, covering approximately 37 acres. In 1917, an area of land in Brookwood Cemetery (originally The London Necropolis) was set aside for the burial of men and women of the forces of the Commonwealth and Americans, who had died, many of battle wounds, in the London district. This site was further extended to accommodate the Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War, and American, Belgian, Czech, Dutch, French and Polish plots containing the graves of Allied casualties. There are also German and Italian plots where prisoners of war lie buried.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Badge– In memory of the members of the 48th Highlanders of Canada who went to war and did not come home. Submitted on behalf of the 48th Highlanders Museum, 73 Simcoe St. Toronto, ON
  • Photo of GEORGE HERBERT PALMER– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial Notice– Memorial Notice appearing in the Toronto Star on July 22nd, 1942.
  • Press Clipping– Source:  Globe and Mail, July 23, 1942
  • Grave Marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker

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