Arthur Power Palmer
Sir Arthur Power Palmer
Sir Arthur Power Palmer
|Born||25 June 1840|
|Died||28 February 1904 63) (aged|
London, United Kingdom
|Years of service||1857–1902|
|Commands held||Indian Army|
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath|
Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
Power Palmer was born in June 1840, at Karnaul (Karnal), India, the son of Nicholas Palmer and Rebecca Carter Barrett. Educated at Cheltenham College, he was commissioned into the 5th Bengal Native Infantry in 1857. He took part in subduing the Indian Mutiny in 1857.
In 1880, he was appointed Assistant Adjutant-General in Bengal and in 1885 was Commander of the 9th Bengal Cavalry for the Suakin Expedition. In 1897 he took part in the Tirah Campaign. He was also General Officer Commanding 2nd Division during the action at Chagru Kotal.
″I believe an impression prevails in outside circles that either the Commander-in-Chief in India leads the viceroy by the nose, or, more rarely, the Viceroy leads the Commander-in-Chief. But there is a third alternative, which, after all, is more likely, and which my experience of two Commanders-in-Chief leads me unhesitatingly to endorse. It is that neither party is ahead of the other, but both are abreast.
I am confident that Sir A. Power Palmer will support me when I say that this has been the happy and unbroken nature of our collaboration.″
(Lord Curzon would later clash with Palmer′s successor, Lord Kitchener, and resign as a result.)
- KCB: Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
- GCB: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
- GCIE: Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire - 9 November 1901 - King´s birthday Honours
In 1867 he married Julia Helen Aylmer née Harris (1848–1896) who died in October 1896 and is buried at the Old Christian Cemetery, Abbottabad, Pakistan. they had a daughter Norah Blanche Aylmer née Palmer (1872–?) who married Major Gerard Beechey Howard Rice (1865–?); then in 1898 he married Constance Gabrielle Richardson née Shaw (1864–1912), widow of Walter Milton Roberts. He went on to have two more daughters with Constance: Celia de Courcy née Power-Palmer (1902–1973) and Frances Gabrielle née Power-Palmer (c1903–1987).
- Who Was Who 1897–1916 p545
- Oxford Dictionary of national Biography pp475–6
- British Library IOR Ref No. N/1/56f.124, and L/MIL/9/240f.325
- Arthur Power Palmer at Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- "New commander in India; General Sir Arthur Power Palmer Succeeds General Sir William Lockhart" (PDF). The New York Times. 17 January 1898. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
- "No. 27299". The London Gazette. 26 March 1901. p. 2114.
- Quoted in "Latest Intelligence". The Times (36902). London. 18 October 1902. p. 7.
- "No. 27374". The London Gazette (Supplement). 9 November 1901. p. 7287.
- British Library IOR Ref No. N/1/121/92
- British Library IOR Ref No. N/1/254/225
Sir William Lockhart
| Commander-in-Chief, India