Herbert Appleton PALMER


PALMER, Herbert Appleton

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Last Unit: 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles
Born: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1874
Home Town: Ballarat, Grampians, Victoria
Schooling: Trinity College, Melbourne University
Occupation: Surgeon
Died: Gun shot wound, Wilmansrust, Mpumalanga, 12 June 1901
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Ballarat Boer War Memorial (Queen Victoria Square), Melbourne - 5th Contingent Victorian Mounted Rifles
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Lieutenant
12 Jun 1901: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Lieutenant Colonel, SN Officer, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Herbert Appleton PALMER was born in Ballarat, Victoria in 1874

His parents were Thomas Pretty PALMER & Sarah Mary APPLETON

He died of a gun shot wound at Wilmansrust, Mpumalanga, South Africa on 12th June, 1901

He was buried in a communal grave with other soldiers who also fell on that day

Medals:  Queens South Africa Medal with 3 clasps