John Palmer

John Palmer was the headmaster of Millisle Primary School, Millisle, Co. Down. He oversaw the teaching of several Kindertransport children during the 1940s.


John Palmer

Millisle Primary School headmaster John Palmer helped to educate many of the Kindertransport children who stayed in Millisle during World War Two.

John Palmer was headmaster of Millisle Primary School and oversaw the education of many young Jewish Refugees. They had escaped occupied Europe in the kindertransport scheme.

The Belfast Jewish Community had established a kibbutz of sorts at Ballyrolly House, Millisle, Co. Down.

It was from here the children came to learn from John Palmer at Millisle Primary School, Millisle, Co. Down. He would sit them next to local children allowing them to learn the local language.