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Herbert Leopold PALMER

Regimental number285
Date of birth22 September 1886
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address4 Eltham Street, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Herbert Fredk Young Palmer, Melrose, 4 Eltham Street, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name3rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 3rd Battalion
Promotion date: 7 October 1915


Unit: 55th Battalion
Promotion date: 28 January 1916


Unit: 55th Battalion
Promotion date: 16 July 1916

FateKilled in Action 11 March 1917
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialBernafay Wood British Cemetery (Row J, Grave No. 43), Montauban, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents; Herbert and Theresa PALMER, 'Melrose', Eltham Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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