Palmer Memorial Orchard


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Reference WMO241548

Address:

Great Somerford

Great Somerford, North Wiltshire

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Other landscape feature
Materials:
  • Flora and Fauna Tree(s)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: ORCHARD WITH SURROUNDING STONE WALL.INSCRIPTION TABLET SET INTO AN ELEVATED SECTION OF THE WALL INCISED ARCH SURROUNDS INSCRIPTION. TWO CROSSED TRUMPETS BELOW
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THIS ORCHARD WAS GIVEN BY/ COLONEL AND LADY ALEXANDRA PALMER/ IN MEMORY OF THEIR TWO SONS/ PETER L L PALME CAPT 10TH HUSSARS/ KILLED IN ACTION SAN DIEGO MADAGASCAR/ 5TH MAY 1942 AGED 30/ JULLIAN L L PALMER M.C. LIEUT COLDSTREAM GUARDS/ KILLED IN ACTION FORT CAPUZZO LIBYA/ 16TH JUNE 1941 AGED 25/ THEY SERVED THEIR KING AND COUNTRY WITH ALL THEIR/ STRENGTH AND GAVE THEIR LIVES TO WE OTHERS

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