Wallace Leonard Palmer. He had been born 9 July 1885 to Herbert William, a commercial traveller born 1852 at Ross, Herefordshire, and Emily Catherine (nee Yates; b. 1859 at Ross, Herefordshire) Palmer in the Camberwell district of London and had been christened in the Church of England on 27 September 1885 in the church of St. John the Evangelist in East Dulwich, London (Surrey). His parents had married in the closing months of 1878 at Ross, England. Wallace’s brothers and sisters were Mary E. (b. 1879), Nellie Maude (b. 1882), Clifford Herbert (b. 1883), Reginald Howard (b. 1887), Marjorie Irene (b. 1888), Wilfred (b. 1895), and Edna (b. 1897).
He had worked for the Mazawattee Tea Company but later switch to journalism. He was associate-editor for the London Financial Times. He had married Ethel Short in Tiverton, Devon, in the third quarter of 1910. He was lost in the sinking of the Empress of Ireland disaster along with his wife. According to the Canadian Pacific Railway, his body was identified. His remains were sent ot England on the Alsatian, 4 June. He and his wife were buried at Thorverton, near Exeter, England, 13 June.
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