Charles Henry Palmer
1st/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters
Died 18th June 1945 aged 26.
The 1st/5th Battalion, as part of the 18th Division, sailed from Liverpool aboard a converted P&O liner, the troopship Orcades. The Battalion was posted to Malaya to defend the peninsula and the island of Singapore against the Japanese. After Singapore fell to the Imperial Japanese Army, the battalion's men were among the thousands of Prisoners of war sent to work on the infamous Burma Railway.
Charles is buried in Kanchanaburi Thailand.
5, Nottingham Road, Belper
Charles was the son of Charles William and Dorothy Grace Palmer (nee Bishop), of Belper. They were married on Sunday 6th May 1917 at St Peter's Church, Belper.
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