|Place of birth||Weston Super Mare, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs C Palmer, Puxton, Hewish, near Bristol, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Ellis Bank, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||7th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/24/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||22|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 15), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Edward and Mary PALMER, Puxton, Hewish, Bristol, England|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Joined 7th Bn, Gallipoli, 8 May 1915.
Wounded in action, Lone Pine, 8-9 August 1915 (bomb wound, shoulder, thigh and trunk), and admitted to 8th Field Ambulance; transferred to St David's Hospital, Malta, 14 August 1915; to Ghain Tuffeha, 13 September 1915; to Alexandria, 26 September 1915.
Embarked Alexandria, 22 October 1915; rejoined Bn, Gallipoli, 29 November 1915.
Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, Mudros, 23 December 1915 (diptheria), and transferred same day to 3rd Australian General Hospital (laryngitis); discharged to Base, 4 January 1916; rejoined Bn, Tel el Kebir, 11 January 1916.
Transferred to and taken on strength of 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.
Appointed Lance Corporal, Hog's Back, 9 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Posted missing, 19 July 1916.
Fate subsequently determined as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916.'
Statement, Red Cross File No 2080710, 5736 Pte R.J. SAUNDERS, 59th Bn, 30 March 1917: 'He was killed going across No Man's Land. His brother saw him buried. His brother told me about it. Full information can be had from him. H. Palmer, D. Coy, 59th. Battn.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, PALMER William Edward
Red Cross File No 2080710