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PALMER FAMILY Starting in Purton, Ashton Keynes & Leigh, Wiltshire then later in Gloucestershire and Somerset.
Agnes 1874; Albert 1870; Albert 1903;Caroline 1878; Ellen 1888; Ernest 1881; Ernest 1899; Esther 1899; Hester 1872; James 1880; John 1720; John 1847; Margaret 1849; Robert 1817; Thomas 1750; William 1783; William 1853; William 1905;
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Generation No 7
Family -Member
19. Albert Henry James PALMER-7 (Albert Edward-6, John-5, Robert-4, William-3, Thomas-2, John-1) was born in Mar 1903 in Stanton Drew, Somerset, England. He died between Jan-Mar 1978 in Plymouth, Devon, England. He was employed as a Royal Marines.
May STONE was born about 1903 in Plymouth, Devon, England. She died after 1970.

Marriage Details
Albert Henry James PALMER and May STONE were married on 11 Oct 1924 in Long Ashton, Somerset, England. 
Albert Edward PALMER and Plenty PENNEY 
Census Details
Name     Sex Age Born Occupation Where Born
PALMER, Albert Edward Head Married M 40 1871 Farm Labourer Gloustershire
PALMER, Plenty Wife Married
12 years
F 31 1880 Laundress Stanton Drew Somerset
PALMER, Hester Agnes Mary Daughter   F 12 1899 School Stanton Drew Somerset
PALMER, Ernest Albert John Son   M 12 1899 School Odd Jobs On Farm Stanton Drew Somerset
PALMER, Victor George Calenso Son   M 10 1901 School Stanton Drew Somerset
PALMER, Albert Henry James Son   M 8 1903   Stanton Drew Somerset
PALMER, William Cyril Francis Son   M 5 1906   Stanton Drew Somerset
Address: Copps Cottage Church Road South Portishead Somerset
Children of ALBERT PALMER and MAY (PALMER) are:
2 children

Notes & Photos
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Albert committed the sin of stealing his grandmother purse. His punishment was that he was sent to join the Royal Marines as a boy entrant.
He worked his way up to become an Admiral's Valet. He was serving as valet to Vice Admiral William J Whitworth 'later knighted' and served on HMS Hood between August 1940 and May 1941 during the Second World War. The Admiral moved his flag from the Hood to another ship, possibly the Ark Royal, and his valet Albert went with him. That same month HMS Hood was involved in the 'Hunt for the Bismarck'. The Bismarck was sunk by the English fleet, but the Hood was lost during the battle. Of the crew of over 1400, only three survived. Albert avoided being 'killed in action' by the luck of following his Admiral when he changed ships!
Albert and May celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in Plymouth 11th October 1974
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