PALMER, Terence Patrick

Rank: 
Leading Seaman
Service: 
Royal Naval Reserve
Service number: 
D/X20524A
Honours & Awards: 
Died : 
Saturday, June 17, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
24
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Operations: 

Leading Seaman Terence Palmer was killed in Italy [1]. He received a posthumous MiD 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."[2]

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] London Gazettes Supp. 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. Confirmation of Commando service required through his service record when available.
 

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