A P Palmer joined Hodson's Horse in 1858 and took part in the actions at Nawbganj, Barabanki and in the Oudh campaign. As adjutant with the 10th regiment he went to Abyssinia.
In 1880 Palmer was appointed Assistant Adjutant-General but in Feb 1885 the regiment was ordered to Egypt so he immediately relinquished his staff job to command the 9th on this expedition which brought them the battle honour of Suakin. He was to be their CO until 1888. Afterwards his career went from strength to strength until he was appointed Commander-in-Chief in India.
25th June 1840 Born at Karnal
General Palmer as Commander-in-Chief in India from 1900 -1902. He is in General's dress uniform and wears the robes of a Knight Grand Cross of the Bath.
Commanding Officers | Regimental details