British War Medal 1914-20 to an M.C. Winner, Cheshire Regiment, ex- P.P.C.L.I.
Capt. F. H. Palmer.
Francis Hubert Palmer was born in Hereford, England in August 1877. He emigrated to Canada, and served with the 88th Regiment, Victoria Fusiliers prior to the Great War. He was an Insurance official by occupation when he attested on 7th November 1914 in the 16th Bn Canadian Scottish, transferred to the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, and was commissioned on 25th March 1916 into the 9th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.
M.C. London Gazette 13 September 1918:
‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of a company. When the troops on both flanks were forced back he at once realized the situation and withdrew his company to the support line, where he held the enemy. He then organized and led a successful counter-attack, regaining his original position and enabling the flanks to do likewise.’