|Place of birth||England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Selwin, Essex, England|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Father, Frank W. Palmer, Selwyn, Plaistowe, Essex, England|
|Place of enlistment||Cootamundra, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Sapper|
|Unit name||Mining Corps 1, Company 1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sapper|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Tunnelling Company|
|Fate||Died at sea
|Date of death|
|Age at death from cemetery records||26|
|Place of burial||Charleroi Communal Cemetery (Row H, Grave No. 2), Belgium|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Frank and Elizabeth PALMER, 6 Selwyn Road, Plaistow, Lonson. native of Forest Gate, London|
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
War service: Western Front
Disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 May 1916; detrained Hazebrouck, 8 May 1916.
Awarded Military Medal, 9 May 1917.
Found guilty, 5 November 1917, of whilst on active service, being absent without leave from 1130 hours, 25 October 1917, until 1830 hours, 25 October 1917: forfeits 4 days' pay with a total forfeiture of 5 days' pay.
On leave, 2 March 1918; rejoined unit, 19 March 1918.
Found guilty, 22 June 1918, of whilst on active service, (1) resisting an escort: (2) being absent without leave from 2130 hours, until 2315 hours, 19 June 1918; (3) contravention of General Routine Order 3718; (4) drunkenness: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Admitted to hospital, 15 October 1918, and rejoined unit the same day.
On leave to the United Kingdom, 10 January 1919; rejoined unit, 13 February 1919.
Admitted to No 2 Australian Field Ambulance, 15 February 1919, and transferred to No 20 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (influenza); placed on dangerously ill list, No 20 Casualty Clearing Station, 20 February 1919.
Died of broncho-pneumonia, No 20 Casualty Clearing Station, 24 February 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, PALMER Oscar|