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Army Number: NX47015Image not available
Surname: PALMER
First Names: Edward James
Known as:
Rank: Pte.
Next of Kin: Mr. James William PALMER
Date of Birth: 29/8/1917
Place of Birth: Woodburn, NSW
Date of Enlistment: 19/7/1940
Locality on Enlistment: Evans Head, NSW
Place of Enlistment: Newcastle, NSW
Date taken on strength: 12/11/1940
Taken on strength at: Tamworth, NSW
Taken on strength from: 4th Infantry Training Battalion, Tamworth, NSW (6th Infantry Training Brigade)
Company: C
Platoon:
Section:
Ship to Singapore: Sibajak (HMT JJ)
Embarkation Date: 17/9/1941
Singapore Work Parties: Thomson Road, Mount Pleasant, Caldecott Hill & Bukit Timah
Other Work Parties: F Force
Train to Thailand (if applicable) : Train 6
1945 Work Party:
Return to Australia by: Died Overseas
Return Date: 0/0/0000
Date of Discharge: 0/0/0000
Date of Death: 25/7/1944
Cemetery: Kranji War Cemetery
Plot/Row/Grave: 4.B.1
Memorial: Woodburn, NSW
Information: Taken on strength with 2/30 Bn, at Tamworth on 12/11/1940; admitted to Cardiff Hospital on 23/7/1941; posted to 5 Tng. Bn., Tamworth on 9/8/1941; admitted to CDS, Tamworth on 11/8/1941; rejoined Unit on 15/8/1941; embarked for overseas service per Sibajak (HMT JJ) on 17/9/1941; posted to 4th Reinforcements 2/19 Bn, GBD, Malaya on 5/10/1941; marched out to 2/30 Bn on 5/12/1941; (also shown as taken on strength ex 2/19 Bn at Causeway on 4/2/1942); entrained with "F" Force; died of illness (Doi) at Kranji Hospital (Bladder Trouble, Oedema, Beri Beri, Strongyloidis, Cystitis, Ankylostomiasis) on 25/7/1944; DVA Nominal Roll shows DOB as 22/8/1918
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