Paul Douglas KALMER

Date of birth12 January 1892
Place of birthDenmark
OccupationInstructor in physical culture
AddressDeepdene, Russell Street, Camberwell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 11.25"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Dr P E Kalmer, MD, Deepdene, Russell Street, Camberwell, Victoria
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name6th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1915
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialMerbein Cemetery, Victoria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Discharge date5 June 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to No 2 Field Ambulance, Royal Naval Division, Cape Helles, 12 June 1915 (tachiadiods bronchitis); transferred same day to Casualty Clearing Station, west Beach; to Egypt, and granted 6 months' leave by Medical Board, 21 July 1915, and embarked for England; admitted to 3rd London General hospital, Wandsworth.

Commenced return to Australia from Southampton on board HS 'Karoola', 19 October 1915 (pulmonary tuberculosis); embarked Suez, 4 November 1915; appointment terminated (discharged), 5 June 1916.

Medical report, Melbourne Hospital, 9 December 1915: 'Became ill on April 1915 at advance Krithia with Bronchitis and Pneumonia[.] [W]as ill in Egypt two months then sent to England. Had fresh colds & temp. Sent by Karoola to Australia ... Disability due to Active Service: Infection, fatigue, exposure.'
Date of death26 May 1920
SourcesNAA: B2455, KALMER Paul Douglas