Full name: William James "Bill" Palmer
Born: April 19, 1882 in Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead, Great Britain
Died: December 21, 1967 in Hendon, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Herne Hill Harriers, Mitcham (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
Although overshadowed by George Larner and his Herne Hill clubmate, Ernie Webb, Bill Palmer was one of the leading walkers of his time. His best placements at the AAA Championships were third in the 7 miles (1908) and fourth in the 2 miles (1910). After retirement he remained involved in the sport, serving as President of Herne Hill Harriers in 1921-22, and as a walking judge at the 1948 Olympics.
Personal Best: 10kmW – unknown.
|1908 Summer||26||London||Athletics||Men's 3,500 metres Walk||Great Britain||GBR||AC|
|1908 Summer||26||London||Athletics||Men's 10 mile Walk||Great Britain||GBR||AC|
|1912 Summer||30||Stockholm||Athletics||Men's 10 kilometres Walk||Great Britain||GBR||AC|
|1908 Summer||26||London||Athletics||Great Britain||Final||AC||DNF|
|1908 Summer||26||London||Athletics||Great Britain||Round One||Heat One||3||QU||16:33.0|
|1912 Summer||30||Stockholm||Athletics||Great Britain||Final||AC||DNF|
|1912 Summer||30||Stockholm||Athletics||Great Britain||Round One||Heat One||5||QU||51:21.0|