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James Palmer was born in Daylesford, VIC and was a Labourer when he enlisted in the 22nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement on 9 August 1915 at the age of 27. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 February 1916. He was admitted to the 26th general Hospital with Pleurisy on 29 March 1916 and rejoined the 22nd Battalion on 7 July 1916. While with the 22nd Palmer was wounded in action in France on two occasions, the first on 5 August 1916 and the second, a gunshot wound to the left leg, on 14 November 1916. On 23 April 1919 he was admitted to Hospital with Shell Shock resulting in a medical discharge. He returned to Australia 15 May 1919.
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