Able Seaman John Palmer

Able Seaman John Ormiston Palmer, Hawke Battalion, Royal Naval Division. He died at Gallipoli on 26th Novemver 1915, aged 21 and was buried at sea. He was the son of John and Agnes Palmer of South Doddington, Wooler and is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Chatham, Kent. He had been born at Langham Toll, Mindrum, Northumberland. The Division was comprised mostly of those members of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who were surplus to requirement in the Fleet and were formed into battalions named after famous British seamen. ( Members of the Division kept their naval ranks).

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