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Regimental number3184
Place of birthCheshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRoscoe Street, Bondi, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs P A Palmer, Mephi, Ramsgate Avenue, Bondi, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 5th Earl of Chester's Regiment, Territorial Force.
Enlistment date22 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Corporal
Unit name18th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 February 1918
Discharge date1 May 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Total war service: 2 years 251 days (of which 2 years 96 days were abroad)

Taken on strength, 3rd Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt, 14 February 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 28 March 1916.

Wounded in action (shrapnel wound, ankle and back), 25 July 1916; transferred to England, 29 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 November 1917; rejoined unit, 22 November 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Balmoral Castle', 1 February 1918 (condition: maldeveloped foot); disembarked Sydney, 28 March 1918; discharged, 1 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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