Duncan Palmer

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: London
  • Service no: S/7771
  • Rank: Company Sergeant Major
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Iraq
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 21.04.1917
  • Burial Country: Iraq
  • Cemetery: Basra Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 25 to 63

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Book Keeper
  • Mother:

    Mrs Palmer, 7 Irelands Lane, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Palmer, 7 Irelands Lane, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Alfred & 1 other brother (name unknown)

  • Spouse:

    Flora Palmer, 80 or 87 Church St, Inverness

  • Children:

    John, born 22.08.1906 & Margaret, born 27.01.1909

More about Duncan Palmer

Duncan has no known grave but is remembered on the Basra Memorial. He was the brother of L/Cpl Alfred Palmer, 9965, 2nd Battalion Royal Scots, who was killed in action, 10.03.1915.

Duncan Palmer S/7771 Company Sergeant Major Black Watch


C.S.M. Palmer, of the Black Watch, who has been killed in action, was a son of Mrs Palmer, 7 Ireland’s Lane, Dundee.  He was forty-one years of age, and had previously served in the army for twenty years. Along with two brothers he took part in the South African campaign.

When the present war broke out C.S.M. Palmer was a book-keeper on a ranch in Chile, but immediately came home.  A brother has also made the supreme sacrifice, and another is serving.  Deceased’s widow resides in Inverness.

Dundee Courier 1st September 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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