Ernest George PALMER

Regimental number1317
Date of birth29 November 1896
Place of birthHalifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Palmer, 63 Gloucester Street, Liverpool, England
Enlistment date11 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Discharge date31 January 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers-in-law: 2744 Private Daniel McMAHON, 27th Bn. 6th Reinf., returned to Australia 24 June 1916; and Jack McMAHON
Other details

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.

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Date of death14 November 1971
Place of burialHindmarsh Cemetery, South Australia