Regiment: 8th Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment
Died: 25 September 1915
East Budleigh Memorial Cross, East Budleigh Memorial Tablet
Other Memorial: Loos Memorial, Exmouth War Memorial, Seaton War Memorial [Google]
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The son of Alfred and Mary Jane Palmer, Arthur Palmer was born in East Budleigh around the year 1874. He had a brother, William, who was also killed in the war.
Arthur, the husband of Jeanette Palmer, served in the 8th Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment, after having enlisted in Exmouth.
The Battalion, together with the 9th Battalion, landed in Le Havre, France, in July 1915, and the following month became part of the 20th Brigade of the 7th Division.
Private 14409 Palmer was killed in action on 25 September 1915, which was the first day of the Battle of Loos, in which the Devonshires suffered heavy losses.
He is remembered with honour on the Loos Memorial in France, alongside 20,000 other men who have no known grave. He is also remembered on memorials in East Budleigh, Exmouth and Seaton.
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