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Killed in Action only 11 weeks after Marriage

Killed in Action only 11 weeks after Marriage

Family War Hero that gave his young life, that we may lead a lifestyle now that many take for granted.

Tracing my Ancestry in Retirement.
Couldn’t find marriage details of my Granddad Samuel Chapman’s Sister Edith Chapman who I knew was a widowed Mrs Royle.
Never dawned on me till recently, that she was already previously a widow in WW1
Just discovered all this information that has to be passed on and remembered.
Robert Henry Palmer born in Barbados in 1898 was 3rd son of 5 children of Army Soldier George Palmer born 1871 Woolpit, Somerset. and Margaret Palmer born 1874 Nova Scotia Married about 1894 . Other Children born Jamaica, Nova Scotia, Cape Town, Warrington. I think 1st born died.
1911 Census shows them living at 72 Dorset Rd, Tuebrook.
Father on Army Pension but working for HM Customs as a Watcher
Robert Henry joined the 4th Btn of the Liverpool Kings Regt.
and sent to France on 01/05/1915 Regt. No. 8983
on 18th July 1917 he was awarded the Military Medal and appears in the Edinburgh Gazette of 20th July 1917 supplement
On 21st September 1917 at Birkenhead Registry Office he marries ex- Bootle girl Edith Chapman both aged 21 both shown at address 48 Grange Road West, Birkenhead. Witnesses Edith’s Father William Henry Chapman and older married Sister Emma Munnerley.
Robert returned to the Western Front and exactly Eleven Weeks later he was Killed in Action on 7th December 1917 possibly in the Hamburg Trench action.
He is buried at Tyne Cot Belgium I.J. 12 Zonnebeke Arrondissement

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