William Long Palmer

William Long Palmer was born 1894 in Sunderland, Co. Durham. He was baptized May 30, 1894 at Monk Wearmouth.

His parents were Isaac Palmer and Mary Ann Long. In the 1901 census the family were at 193, Shipley Street, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne. In the 1911 census Isaac was a coal miner hewer, and William was an apprentice brass moulder at the Ordnance works, Parsons. They now lived at 224, Shipley Street.

William attested into the Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery, November 28, 1915.

He was Driver 263371. William survived the War, going into the reserves June 6, 1919, and being finally discharged in March 31, 1920. William is in a photograph taken at Parsons of Old Timers.

One of William's friends, Herbert Dodds of Byker, joined the 27th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Irish), Private 21013. He was killed October 24, 1917 and is buried at Solferino Farm Cemetery, Grave I.C.29. He is also commemorated in Ireland's Memorial Records, 1914 - 1918.

Herbert was the son of John William and Isabella Dodds.

William Long Palmer is the father of Bill Palmer of Newton Aycliffe.


William Long Palmer's Certificate of Transfer to the Reserves

Herbert Dodds In Memoriam WW1 Herbert Dodd's In Memoriam Card
Herbert Dodd's In Memoroiam Card WW1