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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
18. Ernest Albert John PALMER-7 (Albert Edward-6, John-5, Robert-4, William-3, Thomas-2, John-1) was born on 22 Mar 1899 in Stanton Drew, Somerset, England. He died on 03 Dec 1973 in Portishead, Somerset, England. He was employed as a Petroleum Company pump maintenance fitter, and later as an engineer.
Nellie Florence Louise VAUGHEN daughter of William Henry VAUGHAN and Kate Elizabeth WOOD was born on 16 Apr 1900. She died on 19 Nov 1974 in Portishead, Somerset, England. She was employed at Wills Cigarette factory, Bedminster as a Cigarette factory worker.

Marriage Details
Ernest Albert John PALMER and Nellie Florence Louise VAUGHEN were married between Apr-Jun 1926 in St Pauls, Coronation Road, Southville. 
Parents
Albert Edward PALMER and Plenty PENNEY 
William Henry VAUGHAN and Kate Elizabeth WOOD 
Census Details
1901 
Name Relaton   Sex Age Born Occupation
Where Born
PALMER, Albert E Head Married M 30 1871 Coal Miner Hitcher
Trull Gloucestershire
PALMER, Plenty Wife Married F 22 1879
Stanton Drew Somerset
PALMER, Albert E J Son   M 2 1899
Stanton Drew Somerset
PALMER, Hester A M Daughter   F 2 1899
Stanton Drew Somerset
PALMER, Victor G C Son   M 9 months 1901
Stanton Drew Somerset
PENNY, Mary Mother-In-Law Widow F 69 1832 Parish Relief
Chew Magna Somerset
EMERY, Wm Nephew   M 10 1891 Scholar
Stanton Drew Somerset
Address: The Shop, Stanton Drew, Somerset
 
1911  
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
 
Child of ERNEST PALMER and NELLIE VAUGHEN is: 
1 son

Notes & Photos
Ernest & Nell with son John
Ernest as soldier in World war one. 
 
Ernest & Nell's grave in St Peters Churchyard Portishead. 
More Photos & Notes
 
During World War One Ernest served with the 13th Devon Regiment. As a country worker he was familiar with horses, so he was assigned to work with the 'Remount Horses', five or six miles behind 'the front' during the war. When an officer at the front or a gun carriage lost a horse. Ernest had to bring one up to replace it, thus the name remounts. He saw action in a number of battles including the Somme. Ernest actually joined up under age because he added an extra year to his age to enable him to enlist. His Army record shows he was a private at General Service from 14th August 1916. He then moved to Army Reserve on 15th September 1916 before being mobilised on 23rd April 1917. He was posted on 13th December 1917, and then was transferred on 8th April 1917 before again being posted on 19th August 1917. He was discharged having suffered an accident when a machine crushed his left had in 1817. His army pension notes show that he had four fingers amputated. The injury happened in Bristol, not whilst he was on active military service. His medical report shows that he was stationed at Eggbuckland, Plymouth in in January 1918. He was discharged as no longer physically fit for war service on 18th February 1918.
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