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Herbert PALMER

Regimental number2820
Place of birthHawker, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressHawker, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.9
Height5' 5.5"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinFather, Richard Palmer, Hawker, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Place of enlistmentQuorn, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mooltan on 24 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Discharge date25 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 8493 Driver Edmund John PALMER, 20th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, returned to Australia, 28 February 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Oxfordshire', 10 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 25 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PALMER Herbert

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