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Colonel Sir Gordon William Nottage Palmer, KCVO, OBE, TD (1918-1989) was Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire from 1978, High Sheriff of Berkshire, 1965, and Chairman of Huntley and Palmer Foods, Reading, Berkshire.
He was the younger son of Ernest Palmer, 2nd Baron Palmer by his American wife Marguerite McKinley, daughter of William McKinley Osborne, United States Army General.
He was commissioned into the Royal Artillery and by the end of the Second World War he was a Lieutenant-Colonel. After the war he served in the Territorial Army and was promoted to Colonel in 1956.
Colonel Palmer married, May 6, 1950, in Duns, Lorna Eveline Hope, daughter of Charles William Hugh Bailie, of Manderston, Berwickshire, by which marriage the Palmer family came into possession of Manderston. At the time of his marriage he was resident at 'Fernhurst', Pinkneys Green, Maidenhead, Berkshire.
They had two sons:
Adrian Palmer, 4th Baron Palmer (b. 1951),
Hon. Mark Palmer (b. 1954),
Preceded by, Sir John Smith
Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire,
Succeeded by, John Ronald Henderson
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