|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Margaret Palmer, 63 Gloucester Street, Liverpool, England|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||16th Battalion, H Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/33/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||16th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brothers-in-law: 2744 Private Daniel McMAHON, 27th Bn. 6th Reinf., returned to Australia 24 June 1916; and Jack McMAHON|
Private Palmer was wounded at Gallipoli (gun shot wound to left arm) 15 May 1915 and was sent to hospital. He rejoined his unit at Gallipoli on 14 June 1915, but had to be admitted to hospital suffering from enteritis on 21 July 1915, and was sent to hospital in England.
While in England, Private Palmer forfeited 4 days pay and was awarded 96 hours detention as punishment for "gambling at 14:30 contrary to standing order" on 8 September 1916.
He forfeited a further two days pay as punishment for "overstaying leave from reveille 29 August 1916 until reporting at 9 am 30 August 1916."
He went to France on 30 September 1916, and was wounded in action 10 August 1917 (shrapnel wound to left thigh).
He embarked for Australia ex Taranto per H.M.T. 'Kaiser-a-Hind' 22 September 1918.~
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Hindmarsh Cemetery, South Australia|