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Name: PALMER, Arthur Hugh Spencer LDS

Birth Date: 1888 Bristol

Death Date: 8.2.1945 Nairobi

First Date: 1911

Last Date: 1945

Profession: Senior partner, Palmer & Melhuish, Dental Surgeons. Invented a new system of isolating metals in inorganic analysis

Area: Nairobi

Married: Ethel Harris b. 6 Sep 1882, d. 1960 Nairobi, of Sittingbourne. She worked unceasingly for good of community and was a much loved figure in Nairobi

Children: Joyce Mary Spencer (Sabin) (24 Aug 1916 Nairobi, a well known singer); James Hugh Spencer (1921-2013, many years with ICI around world) Sabin, a well known singer

Book Reference: Gillett, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Curtis, Red 22, Barnes, All Saints, Red Book 1912

War Service: In 1914 joined EA Pioneers engaged in telegraph erection & maintenance

School: Thornbury Grammar School, Merchant Venturers' Technical College, Bristol Univ., LDS (RCS Eng)

General Information:

After being wounded in an accidental explosion of a hand bomb, he returned to take up dental work for the Military in Nairobi and subsequently returned to private practice.
KAD 1922 - Committee Member, YMCA.
KAD 1922 - Hon. Sec., Nairobi Chess Club
Red 25 - Vice-President and Hon. Secretary, Nairobi Chess Club. Life Member of British Chess Federation
Curtis - p. 45 - 'Start of a Dental Safari, 1912'
Nairobi Forest Road Cemetery - Arthur Hugh Spencer Palmer, British, age 57, died 8/2/45
Red Book 1912 - Registered Dental Practitioner
Established a practice as a Dental Surgeon. Also a brilliant chess player and an exponent of Biblical Teachings
His wife was especially interested in the EAWL and the Women's section of the British Legion
Red 22 - Hon. Secretary, Nairobi Chess Club
Nairobi Forest Road Cemetery - Ethel Spencer Palmer, British, age 77, died 20/3/60
Gazette - Voters List 1936 - Arthur Hugh Spencer-Palmer, Dental Surgeon, Box 76, Nbi. And Ethel Spencer-Palmer, Muthaiga
A brilliant chess player editing chess column in EA Standard from 1911 for many years
Barnes Forest Rd cem, Nairobi - In loving memory /of / Arthur Hugh / Spencer Palmer / who fell asleep / Feb 8 1945 / age 57 / when I awake I am / still with thee /  and Ethel / his wife / who joined him / Mar 20-1960 / aged 78 / I will dwell / in the house / of the Lord / forever / psalm 23-6

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