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William Palliser

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Sir William Palliser C.B., M.P. (1830-1882)

Buried at Brompton Cemetery


1882 Obituary [1]

. . . Sir William Palliser appears to have turned his attention to gunnery as early as the year 1853, before he left Cambridge, and to the last day of his life was actively engaged in improving guns and ammunition.

In 1853 several projectiles of his were fired at Shoeburyness, then quite an infant establishment.

In 1855 a 7-inch rifled mortar was tried with great success in presence of Captain Sir Thomas Maitland, of H.M. gunnery ship ‘Excellent' at Portsmouth. The first invention that brought Sir William’s name prominently forward, and made it, indeed, a household word among military men throughout the world, was his chilled shot and shell. . .


1882 Obituary [2]

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