Oliver Leon Palmer

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 1 November 1895, Otago, New Zealand
  • Died 1973
  • Last rank Private/Rifleman
  • Service number 35037
  • Served In 11th Reinforcements, J Company, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
  • Next of Kin Mr Thomas Palmer (father), Taieri Mouth, Otago, New Zealand
  • Pre-war occupation Farm Hand for T. Leon
  • ReligionPresbyterian
  • Enlisted23 August 1916
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 73, Opawa, departed 2 January 1917, disembarked 27 March 1917, London, England
  • Theatres of operationWestern European 1917-1918-1919
  • Periods of service157 days in New Zealand and two years 151 days overseas in Western Europe. Total service of two years and 308 days
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Tofua, 18 April 1919
  • Discharged26 June 1919, on termination of period of engagement
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal