PALMER, James Hicks
(Service number 52644)

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Date 16 December 1890 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Temuka
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs M. PALMER (wife), Main North Road, Temuka
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 28th Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company
Date 24 July 1917
Transport Waitemata
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
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Date 13 August 1970 Age 82 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 266, Plot 836
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Hicks Palmer was the son of Thomas and Jane Palmer. He was educated at the Temuka and Winchester schools. James married Agnes Maude (Maude) Wurm in 1916.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [25 March 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [25 March 2017]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [25 March 2017]

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