Palmer, Edgar Charles

Age: 40
Date of birth: 3rd January 1902

Parents: Isaac and Emma Palmer
Wife: Anne Mary Wesson
Address: Not known

Occupation: Not known

Edgar was born in Glamorgan, Cardiff in on 3rd January 1902 and was baptised on the 4th April of the same year.

His parents were Isaac and Emma (b 1869) and Edgar’s father died sometime in the early 1900’s. Edgar’s mother married again, to John Lewis (b 1869), on the 19th September 1908 and the marriage Banns show that John was a widower and Emma a widow.

By 1911, the family were living at 79 Habershon Street, Glamorgan and Edgar is shown to have a step brother Godfrey (b1895) and two step sisters – Elsie (b1899) and Hilda (b1901). The census also shows that Edgar has a brother, Clifford, who was possibly his twin.

Edgar married Anne Mary Wesson (date unknown). The address of Edgars ‘Merchant Seaman Death Record’ shows an address of 64 Wentloog Road, Rumney, Cardiff crossed out and replaced with “‘Rusheen’, Riverstown, Co. Sligo, Eire – wife’s address.”

Edgar’s mother and stepfather were still living in Glamorgan in 1939, both aged 70. Edgar left probate of £2251 18s 2d

We can find no other details, nor a connection with Warwick, apart from Edgar’s being remembered at St Mary’s Immaculate Church in West Street. We would welcome any further information from the public.

Military Service

Rank & Number: Chief Engineer Officer, Not Known
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy
Brigade/Division: M V Diala (London)
Date of death: 15th January 1942
Cause of death/Battle: Lost at sea - the M V Diala was enroute from Liverpool to the USA and was torpedoed south of Newfoundland.
Commemorated/Buried: Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial, London. Panel 35
Commemorated locally at: St Mary's Immaculate Roman Catholic Church

Edgar had been in the Merchant Navy for some time and had served on a ship the Andula in 1937 travelling from San Francisco to Curacao which was then in the Dutch West Indies


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