PALMER, Terence Patrick

Rank: 
Leading Seaman
Service: 
Royal Naval Reserve
Service numbers: 
D/X20524A
Honours & Awards: 
Born: 
Wednesday, March 17, 1920
Died : 
Saturday, June 17, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
24
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Local Roll of Honour: 

Leading Seaman Terence Palmer died during operations at Elba [1][2]. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for "distinguished service in operations carried out in the face of determined opposition from the enemy which led to the capture of the island of Elba" [3].

At the time of his death RN Commandos were involved in the operation to liberate the enemy held island of Elba, codenamed Operation Brassard.

Sources
[1] CWGC.
[2] Registers of Deaths of Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/135.
[3] London Gazette 36783, page 5088.

Notes
The CWGC list his unit only as HMS Braganza. This was a shore base. He was not serving there at the time of his death. It is this Archive's belief that he was involved in Operation Brassard but his Commando service needs to be verified through service record when available.  

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