Silvio Alfred (Sid) PALAZZI MID

PALAZZI, Silvio Alfred

Service Number: 124
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Saddler Sergeant
Last Unit: 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles
Born: Araluen, New South Wales, 25 July 1874
Home Town: Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Harness maker
Died: Natural causes, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, 25 May 1950, aged 75 years
Cemetery: Wagga Wagga General (Monumental) Cemetery
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces - Boer War Contingents, Saddler Sergeant, 124, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles

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Biography contributed by John Edwards


The death occurred at Lewisham Private Hospital yesterday morning of a well-known identity of Wagga, Mr. S. A. (Sid) Palazzi, of 97 Crampton Street, at the age of 75 years. Mr. Palazzi, who came to Wagga 70 years ago, was one of the best-known saddlers in the State. He served his apprenticeship with the firm of the late J. J. McGrath, of Wagga, and later, in partnership with Mr. Rake, purchased the business and carried on as Messrs. Rake and Palazzi for 50 years. Mr. Palazzi took an active and keen interest in various affairs of the town and district, and was a very old member of the Manchester Unity Lodge, Wagga. He was a South African War veteran and during the 1914-18 war he served on the staff at Warren Camp, Sydney. He is survived by his widow Mrs. Julia F. Palazzi, of Crampton Street, Wagga; one daughter, Nina Lorraine (Mrs. W. H. Lampe, of 65 Coleman Street, Wagga, and one son, Mr. Reginald Stanley Palazzi, of Finley. One daughter predeceased him. Also surviving him are three brothers — Messrs. Lewis and Frank Palazzi, of Sydney, and Hector Palazzi, of Grenfell, and three sisters Mrs. J. J. Byrnes, of Manly, Mrs. M. Channon. of Manly, and Mrs. Winchester, of Sydney. The funeral will take place today, the cortege leaving St. Michael's Cathedral at 2.30 p.m. for the Wagga cemetery..." - from the Wagga Daily Advertiser 26 May 1950 (