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Pvt Edward Palmer

Pvt Edward Palmer

Birth
Death 13 Jan 1915 (aged 30–31)
Burial Kilchattan (Isle of Colonsay), Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Memorial ID 100121367 · View Source
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PO/10910 Private RMLI
E. Palmer
H.M.S. "Viknor"
13th. January 1915 Age 31

The mists have rolled away

RMLI = Royal Marine Light Infantry

Son of Percival and Agnes Palmer
Husband of Martha Ellen Kate Palmer, of 10 Park Road, Alverston, Gosport, Hampshire.

H.M.S. Viknor began life as the Atrato, built in 1888 by Robert Napier for the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company. A passenger liner between the British Isles and the West Indies, its name was changed in 1912 to the Viking and, two years later, was converted into an armed merchant cruiser (with another change of name) to patrol the waters between Scotland and Iceland. The following January, although it had been in contact with the shore, it sank off Tory Island, near County Donegal, without sending a distress signal, with the loss of all hands (nearly three hundred). It has never been established whether this was because of a storm which was taking place at the time, or whether it was caused by one of several German mines which were known to be in the vicinity.


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  • Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100121367
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Edward Palmer (1884–13 Jan 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100121367, citing Kilchattan Old Graveyard, Kilchattan (Isle of Colonsay), Argyll and Bute, Scotland ; Maintained by Iain MacFarlaine (contributor 46514200) .