John James PALMER

Regimental number1170
Date of birth10 September 1890
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, W Palmer, Inglewood, Victoria
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion

Company Sergeant Major

FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. When the officer in charge of the attacking platoon was killed, and a large number of casualties occurred, he took charge, re-organized the remainder of the platoon and the supporting platoon, and led them forward in the face of heavy shell and machine gun fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal