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Geoffrey Beaumont PALLISER

Regimental number546
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank manager
AddressShoobra Road, Elsternwick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 9"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, M. Palliser, Shoobra Road, Elsternwick, Victoria
Previous military serviceVictoria Mounted Rifles (3.5 years)
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentPrahran, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name5th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Echelon
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Esther PALLISER
Discharge date26 June 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 5 April 1915.

Admitted to HS 'Lutzow', Dardanelles, 25 April 1915 (gunshot foot, slight); transferred to No 15 General Hospital, Alexandria, 30 April 1915; to Convalescent Camp, Mustapha, 1 May 1915; discharged to Overseas Base, Mustapha, 3 July 1915.

Marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, Cairo, 6 July 1915.

Transferred to Australian Imperial Force Headquarters from 5th Bn, 6 July 1915; taken on strength of Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, Egypt, 6 July 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 10 July 1916.

Promoted Sergeant, 13 July 1916.

Attached to Australian Records Section, 3rd Echelon, British Expeditionary Force, Rouen, 5 August 1916.

Transferred to 3rd Echelon, British Expeditionary Force, 12 August 1916.

On leave, 20 May 1917; rejoined unit, 2 June 1917.

On leave, 1 December 1917; rejoined unit, 15 December 1917.

Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 9 March 1918 (disordered action of the heart); transferred to England, 20 March 1918 (anricular febrill); to No 1 London General Hospital, Camberwell, 21 March 1918; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 4 April 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Dunluce Castle', 8 April 1918; transhipped to HT 'Karoola', Suez, 27 April 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 26 May 1918; discharged Melbourne (medically unfit: disordered action of the heart), 26 June 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death15 September 1939
Age at death57
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, PALLISER Geoffrey Beaumont

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