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Alfred William PALMER

Regimental number556A
Place of birthBombay India
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine-driver
Addressc/o Menzies, George Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Rosina Rebecca Palmer, c/o Menzies, George Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Regimental number from Nominal Roll566
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 July 1917

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