This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: London
- Service no: S/7771
- Rank: Company Sergeant Major
- 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
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 23 Castle St, Dundee
- Occupation: Book Keeper
Mrs Palmer, 7 Irelands Lane, Dundee
Alfred & 1 other brother (name unknown)
More about Duncan Palmer
Duncan has no known grave but is remembered on the Basra Memorial. He is believed to be 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
DUNDEE HIGHLANDER KILLED.
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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