Topic: Samuel John PALMER

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Samuel Palmer
        NOK: Father, Mr AE Palmer, Weraroa, Levin.

        Height: 5’ 8”.                    Weight: 150lb.

        Hair: Brown.                     Eyes: Blue.

        Complexion: Fair.           Chest: 32½"-37".

        Declared Age: 20 years. 

        Previous Military Training: C Coy 7th Regiment 

        Last Employer: N Kirkcaldie, Ohau, Levin

        Brother Alfred was ‘called up’ in 1917.

Samuel is mentioned on his brother Alfred's headstone and his parents headstone at Tiro Tiro Road Cemetery, Levin. 

Thankyou to Allan Palmer for sharing information and photos.  Also to Lorraine Palmer for sending the photo of Samuel in uniform and his headstone


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Samuel John PALMER

Date of birth:16 April 1897
Date of death:02 September 1918
Place of birth:Wadestown, Wellington, New Zealand
Awards:British War Medal, Victory Medal
Occupation:Farm Hand
Cause of death:Killed in action
Place of death:In the Field, France
Buried where:Bancourt British Cemetery. Plot 1, Row A. Grave 15
Spouses name:Unmarried
Fathers name:Alfred E
Fathers place of birth:England
Fathers date of death:1956
Mothers name:Annie
Mothers place of birth:Scotland
Mothers date of death:1956
Siblings:Elsie (b 14 April 1893), Alfred Edward (b 10 April 1895 d 1926), Doris (b 4 April 1899) Charles (b 27 June 1903), Annie Gilmore (d 1933) , Hilda Jane (b 1891), Ida May (b 1901), Lawrence Croft (b 1908), and Leslie (b 1910)
Date of arrival overseas:08 December 1917
Theatres of war:Western Europe
Place of embarkation:Wellington on TS 93
War memorial:Levin, Weraroa Peace Gates, Foxton, Foxton School
Place enlisted:Levin
Christian names:Samuel John
Place of arrival overseas:Liverpool, England
School:Wadestown, Levin 29 August 1904 - ?
Service number:59709
Religion:C of E
Date enlisted:21 April 1917
Final rank:Private/Lance Corporal
Regiment or service:2nd Bn Otago Regiment NZEF
Embarkation date:13 October 1917
User reference:2.180

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