LEST WE FORGET

Second Lieutenant Percy Eric PALMER

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Service No: Not Assigned
Born: Parramatta NSW, Date unavailable
Unit: 29th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, based at Poperinghe, France
Died: Air Operations, France, 17 July 1917, Aged 20 Years
Buried: La Belle Alliance Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Herbert Frederick Young Palmer and Teresa Clare Palmer, of “Melrose,” 4 Feltham Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

During an inner patrol on 17 July 1917, Second Lieutenant Palmer, flying Nieuport 23 aircraft B3453, was shot down during aerial combat and the wrecked aircraft was then abandoned due to shell fire.

References:

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives UK Casualty Book AIR 1/968 page 98, 216458

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