Cyril Palmer was the son of Charles and Fanny Ada Palmer and the husband of Thelma Palmer, of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. He was commissioned into the Royal Artillery and volunteered for airborne forces.
Lieutenant Palmer successfully completed his glider training and was posted to HQ Troop, 2 Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, Royal Artillery, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).
Lt Palmer was killed in action on 19 September 1944, aged 31, and was given a field burial north of Amsterdamseweg, Oosterbeek, and was re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 28 January 1946.
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