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Memorial details

Memorial type
Avenue / Tree or grove
District
North Wiltshire
Town
Great Somerford
County
Wiltshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
24061
Current location

Great Somerford
North Wiltshire
Wiltshire
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 964 831
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
ORCHARD WITH SURROUNDING STONE WALL.INSCRIPTION TABLET SET INTO AN ELEVATED SECTION OF THE WALL INCISED ARCH SURROUNDS INSCRIPTION. TWO CROSSED TRUMPETS BELOW.
Inscription
THIS ORCHARD WAS GIVEN BY/ COLONEL AND LADY ALEXANDRA PALMER/ IN MEMORY OF THEIR TWO SONS/ PETER L L PALME CAPT 10TH HUSSARS/ KILLED IN ACTION SAN DIEGO MADAGASCAR/ 5TH MAY 1942 AGED 30/ JULLIAN L L PALMER M.C. LIEUT COLDSTREAM GUARDS/ KILLED IN ACTION FORT CAPUZZO LIBYA/ 16TH JUNE 1941 AGED 25/ THEY SERVED THEIR KING AND COUNTRY WITH ALL THEIR/ STRENGTH AND GAVE THEIR LIVES TO WE OTHERS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Palmer, Julian
Palmer, Peter
See details for all 2 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,relationships,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Cotswold
Listing information
Condition
History
THE MEMORIAL WALL IS IN GOOD CONDITION, ALTHOUGH THE ORCHARD IS NOW A PADDOCK AS ONLY A COUPLE OF ELDERLY FRUIT TREES REMAIN
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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