Palmer, Ronald William Poulton –

Son of Professor Edward Bagnall Poulton and Mrs. Emily Palmer Poulton, of Wykeham House, Oxford. Captain of the England Rugby Football XV in 1914. Of 16, Portland, Reading, Berkshire. Died at Ploegsteert Wood, Belgium, when hit by either a stray or sniper’s bullet.

Personal details

  • Surname: Palmer
  • Forename: Ronald William Poulton
  • Date of birth: September 12th, 1889
  • Birth place: Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Place of residence: Reading, Berkshire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 25
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: May 5th, 1915
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details


  • Service medals: St / V / BW
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known


  • CWGC Memorial: Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium
  • CWGC reference: B. 11.

Local newspaper entries

  • Salford Advertiser/Salford Reporter entries: 15/05/1915

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