Other names: Hugh
Locations in this story: Motcombe, Shaftesbury, DorsetShaftesbury, DorsetSturminster, Dorset
Story: Hugh Palmer was born in Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 31 Dec 1897 and baptised there on 27 Mar 1898 the son of John Feltham Palmer and Amelia Palmer (nee Pitman). He lived all his early life in Motcombe including at Elm Top and later at Wolfridge Farm. He attended Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset for some of his education. He enlisted in the Royal Air Force on 5 Jun1918 as a Private Class 2 (Service No. 178326). On 24 Aug 1918 he was promoted to Flight Cadet (Pilot Learner) until his discharge on 27 Mar 1919. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Lastinglass Farm, Motcombe, Dorset, described as a Dairy Farmer and single. He also was an ARP Warden. His death was recorded at Sturminster, Dorset, in 1954.