PALMER Robert Percy

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Robert Percy Palmer of Uppingham died from illness on Christmas Day 1916 at the age of 22. He was an assistant at Hawthorn's Stationer and Bookseller in Uppingham before enlisting with the 7th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. He went out to France but became ill in the trenches and was sent to Norwich Hospital, where, after three weeks he died from nephritis, or inflammation of the kidneys. Robert is buried in the churchyard at Uppingham where he has a Commonwealth War Graves headstone and is remembered on the war memorial.

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Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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