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VC1305    Robert Anthony Maurice Palmer

Name   Robert Anthony Maurice Palmer    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1305   Awards   VC    DFC & bar

Regiment   Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 109 Squadron



Rank VC Won   Squadron Leader

Rank End Of Career   Squadron Leader

Place Of Birth   Gillingham, Kent, England

Place Of Death   Hoffnungsthal, near Cologne, Germany

Buried/Location Ashes    Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany


Date Buried/Cremated   18 December 1945

Headstone    Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Plot 14, Row C, Joint Grave 13-14

Gazetted    23 March 1945

VC Presented   18 December 1945, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany

P  Named on Lynch Gate, St Peters & St Pauls Church, Milton, Nr Gravesend, Kent

P  Named on VC RAF Memorial at St Clement Dane's Church, Aldwych, London

P  Memorial Plaque, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

Named on War Memorial, Gravesend Grammer School, Church Walk, Gravesend, Kent

Memorial, Gravesend Grammer School, Church Walk, Gravesend, Kent

Palmer Crescent, Leihton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

By The Way…

He was originally buried at Hoffnungsthal Village Cemetery, near Colgne, Germany

VC Held By

Not Known



VC 1304 VC 1306
VC 1304
VC 1306

BORN    7 July 1920

DIED   23 December 1944   AGE    24

VC Won  23 December 1944  AGE   24

Place VC Won   over Cologne, Germany

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War