Your grandfather (Bamp, my father) lived at No.80 Carne Street, Splott, Cardiff,
until he joined the army. His father remarried after his first wife, your great-grandmother
died (by accident I believe). His new wife was a Mrs Manning, I never heard her called
anything else, even by Bamp. I don’t know where she came from.
My father had one brother, Fred, and two sisters, Polly and Lizzie (maybe short for
Margaret and Elizabeth).
Fred, was killed, along with his wife and seven children, when a German bomb hit
their house during World War II. They also had another son, Charlie, who was in the
Air Force and away at the time of the bombing. I was about eight years old when my
mother took me there, I saw the bomb site and I also met my grandfather and Mrs.
Polly, married a coal miner, a Mr Hunt. They lived in Llanbradach, and had one daughter,
Edna. She married Alf Probert. They had two children, Joyce and Billy. Later on they
adopted a baby girl, Elaine, she was Alf’s child. Billy, emigrated to Australia in
the 1950’s. Edna, Alf and the girls had moved to live in Cardiff by then.
Lizzie, married a Wilfred (I think), they lived in Caerphilly and had one daughter,
Charles Jacob Palmer, your grandfather, spent six years in the army. He was presented
with the ‘Mons Medal’ and two others, which Uncle Carl lost when he was a kid. He
also had and was very proud of his ‘Princess Mary Box’ (Linda Palmer has that now).
He was one of the ‘Old Contemptibles’ and fought on the Somme in France. Incidentally,
last year we drove over to the Somme and visited the old battlefields and War Graves.
We also toured many of the Belgium battle fields such as Ypres. He was also a ‘Black
and Tan’ at one time. After leaving the army, he met my mother, and the rest, as
they say, is history.
Her union produced seven children :-
Carl Terrence Lindale (Deceased)
George Charles, who died in 1928 aged six years.
Ronald, died in 1923 aged two months.
Josephine Mary Lavinia (1926 - 2006)
Rosemary Georgina, who died in 1931 aged eleven months.
Valerie (1931- )
Olga Irene (1933 - 2015 )
Charles Jacob Palmer and his wife Josephine Caroline Jensen Louise (photo taken in
Centre Pic. Olga’s Great great grandfather
(Olga’s Great uncle)
Mr. & Mrs. Harris
(Olga’s Great grandparents)
Carl Olaf Alexander Jensen
Maude Jensen Nee Harris
(Olga’s Mother age approx19 years)
(Olga’s Mother age aprpox10 years)
Mrs Harris and
Carl and George Palmer
Centre: Olga at Barry Island with her mother and Aunty
This photo was taken by Vicki at Cathays Cemetery,Cardiff