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Sydney Robert Palmer

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Sydney Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Palmer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Sidney AWMM
    • Only appears on Army records, believe an Army spelling mistake. Public - Michael Palmer Tuck - Direct descendant - 8 August 2016 - Military Personnel File. Family papers. (Birth certificate).
  • Service number
    • South African 33 AWMM
    • SA 33 Public - Michael Palmer Tuck - Direct descendant - 8 August 2016 - Military Personnel File.
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Michael Palmer Tuck - Direct descendant - 8 August 2016 - Military Personnel File. Family papers.
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Presbyterian Public - Michael Palmer Tuck - Direct descendant - 8 August 2016 - Family papers (Marriage certificate).

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 July 1878 AWMM
  • Date of birth
    17th July 1878. Public - Michael Palmer Tuck - Direct descendant - 8 August 2016 - Family papers. (Birth Certificate).
  • Place of birth
    Kaniere, Hokitika, New Zealand. Public - Michael Palmer Tuck - Direct descendant - 8 August 2016 - Military Personnel Files. Family Papers
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Eltham Road, Awatuna, Taranaki, New Zealand. Public - Michael Palmer Tuck - Direct descendant - 8 August 2016 - Military Personnel Files. Family papers.
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr Robert Palmer (father), Eltham Road, Awatuna, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
    • 21/10/1899. Mr Robert Palmer (father) Eltham Road, Awatuna, Taranaki, New Zealand. Public - Michael Palmer Tuck - Direct descendant - 8 August 2016 - Military Personnel Files. Family Papers.
  • Relationship status
    Single Public - Michael Palmer Tuck - Direct descendant - 8 August 2016 - Military Personnel Files. Family papers.

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Relief of Kimberley AWMM
    • Driefontein AWMM
    • Johannesburg AWMM
    • Diamond Hill AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • South African 33 AWMM
    • SA 33 Public - Michael Palmer Tuck - Direct descendant - 8 August 2016 - Military Personnel File.
  • Military service
    Hawera Mounted Rifles AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Hawera Taranaki, Karori Wellington. : Addington Christchurch. Public - Michael Palmer Tuck. - Direct descendant - 8 August 2016 - Military Personnel Files.
  • Enlistment
    • South Africa 21 October 1899 AWMM
      Age 23 AWMM
      Farmer/Civilian AWMM
      AWMM
    • South Africa 25 January 1902 AWMM
      Age 24 AWMM AddingtonChristchurch AWMM
    • Pre South African War 1st NZ Contgmt. 26th October 1899. .
      8th NZ Contingent. 15th January 1902. Public - Michael Palmer Tuck. - Direct descendant - 8 August 2016 - Military Personnel Files.
  • Occupation before enlistment
    South African War 1899 - 1902. (Boer War). Farmer. Public - Michael Palmer Tuck - Direct descendant - 8 August 2016 - Military Personnel Files. Family papers.
  • Age on enlistment
    Pre S.A.War. 1st NZ Contigment aged 21. : 8th Contingment aged 23. Public - Michael Palmer Tuck. - Direct descendant - 8 August 2016 - Military Personnel Files. Family Papers.

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 8 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      11 stone 6 pounds AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, South Africa AWMM
      Wounded AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Palmer was present at Kimberley Camp in February 1900.

    He departed South Africa as Lance Corporal. He attested twice joining later the 'H' Squadron, South Island Regiment, 8 NZMR and was commissioned as a Lieutenant 15 January 1902. (Stowers, p.173)

    His service record has a note that he was Acting Sergeant with the 1st Contingent and a photograph and letter of recommendation for the commission attest to this role.

    Palmer returned to the Hawera Mounted Rifles after the war.

    Name also written as Sidney on the Service Record. Last rank for the 1st Contingent is written as Corporal; Acting Sergeant on the discharge certificate in the Service Record and as Sergeant AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 June 1930 AWMM
    Age 52 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Taupo Public Cemetery, Taupo, New Zealand AWMM Riverbank Block AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: Rotorua Chronicle, 14 June 1930

    Death notice: First New Zealand Mounted Rifles' Association Bulletin, No. 54 AWMM
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • St Clair Inglis, A. (c1902). Souvenir Album of the first New Zealand Contingent South African War. Auckland, N.Z.: Arthur Cleave & Co. AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
    • Rotorua Chronicle AWMM
      Death Notice: Rotorua Chronicle, 14 June 1930 AWMM
    • Bulletin (New Zealand. Army. New Zealand Mounted Rifles, First) AWMM
      Death notice: First New Zealand Mounted Rifles' Association Bulletin, No. 54 AWMM

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
07 April 2018JeniferWairarapaResearcher
08 August 2016Michael Palmer Tuck.NAPIERDirect descendant
08 August 2016Michael Palmer TuckNAPIERDirect descendant
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