Palmer William John Pte 2038366
Name Palmer William John
Army number 2038366
Date of birth Not yet known.
Unit Royal Engineers - enlisted 13/4/1939, Trf King's Shropshire Light Infantry - date not known - RE Enlistment Books destroyed, Trf Durham Light Infantry 26/6/1940, Posted 10th Bn DLI, Iceland ?, Trf Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers 30/11/1942, Docs to Leicester 18/11/1942, Posted 11 TTC 9/12/1942, Posted Command Workshop Bridgend 7/5/1943, Posted Western Command HQ Static Workshop 6/11/1943, Posted 20/25 Beach Rescue Section 12/11/1943, Posted 23 Beach Rescue Section 13/11/1943, Mobilisation Centre 9/12/1943, Posted 23 Beach Rescue Section UK 2/6/1944, 21st Army Group 7/7/1944, Redesignated 876 Lines of Communication Heavy Rescue Section 10/10/1944, Posted 897 Lines of Communication Troops Workshop 21/10/1944, Posted 54 Replacement Holding Unit XIV List 31/12/1944, Embarked BLA 4/1/1945, Disembarked UK 5/1/1945, Struck off strength 21st Army Group 5/1/1945, Taken on strength Mobilisation Centre 4/1/1945, P/A 2/8th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers 27/2/1945, Trf Queen's Royal Regiment 23/5/1945, Class B Reserve 13/7/1946, records to National Service Reserve Wing.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade 26-Jun-40
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address No family information as yet.
Source table 10DLI
The help of History Centre Surrey is gratefully acknowledged.