Alfred Henry Palmby

Probationary Sick Berth Attendant
Royal Navy
Date of death 
25 May 1915
Age of death 
6 Selbourne Terrace
Peel Road
South Woodford
E18 2LJ
Address source 
1911 Census
Cemetery / Memorial 
United Kingdom

Born on 13th March 1897 at Woodford, son of William (Epping Forest Keeper) and Fanny Palmby. 1901: With his family at 6 Selbourne Terrace, Peel Road, South Woodford. 1911: Still with his family at 6 Selbourne Terrace, he was now described as a Drapers Errand Boy, and the name Aug. Warne appears with the entry. However, “Warne’s” was a local outfitters.  

He was (correctly) recorded as being an Outfitters Shop Assistant when he joined the Royal Navy for 12 years on 13th April 1915, serving as a Probationary Sick Berth Attendant at Chatham Dockyard in Kent. Unfortunately within six weeks he had fallen ill himself, and died of scarlet fever in the Royal Naval Hospital at Chatham on 25th May 1915.

His parents subsequently moved to Roshe Villa Reading Road, Fleet in Hampshire.

X/R:  Private William Charles Douglas Palmby (Brother).

Research by Adrian Lee, Local Historian

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