Bank: London County & Westminster Bank
Place of work: Dartford branch
Died: 31 May 1916
Harry Hibbert Palmer was born on 11 June 1890, the son of Harry Palmer and his wife Mary. In 1907, on his 17th birthday, Palmer went to work for London & County Bank. In 1909 London & County Bank merged with London & Westminster Bank, and Palmer became an employee of the enlarged London County & Westminster Bank.
In December 1915 Palmer left his job as a clerk at the bank's Dartford branch to join the navy, becoming an Assistant Paymaster on board HMS Black Prince. Palmer died on 31 May 1916 when the Black Prince was sunk during the Battle of Jutland. He was 25 years old.
Harry Palmer is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Dartford branch.
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Sophie Volker November 8 2018 09:31AM
Harry Palmer is commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial along with his London County & Westminster Bank colleague, Edgar Price. Although they didn’t work at the same branch before the war, it must have been a reminder of home to work with a colleague from the bank on HMS Black Prince. Rest in peace.