• Valentine Poole Palmer

Army / Flying Corps
  • 11th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • Trooper B Sqn

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  • Birth

    Greenmount, QLD, Australia

  • Enlistment - WW1

    Toowoomba, QLD, Australia

Stories and comments
    • Newspaper article referring to Trooper V. P. Palmer 1919
    • Posted by Greenmount, Friday, 19 July 2019

    Toowoomba Chronicle, September 13, 1919, 11. Greenmouth Another returned boy is with us after four years of war, and all that goes with it. Trooper V. P. Palmer, who enlisted early in 1915, went away with B Squadron 11th Light Horse. He went straight to Palestine, and served right through the whole of that campaign: he was in the action under General Murray and also in all the gloriously successful "stunts" under that able leader, General Allenby. Trooper Palmer looks well; he says he feels well, did not have any sickness while away, escaped without a scratch during the whole four years' campaigning, and would not have missed the experience for any other consideration he knows of.

      • Greenmount
      • Friday, 19 July 2019

      Family Details: Valentine Poole (Bob) Palmer Born: 20th April, 1892. Died: 29th August, 1975. Parents: Frank Edgar Palmer (1856-1895) and Elizabeth Cate Palmer [nee Beck] (1859-1944). Married at Emu Creek, Darling Downs on 24 August, 1878. Valentine (Bob) Palmer was the eighth of nine children. Children: Frances Fanny (18791881). The next child born was also called Frances Fanny (1881-1961) to be followed by: Thomas Kelsey (1883-1962), Anne Maria (1884-1957), Dick Richard (1886-1916); John Edgar (1888-1971), Harrison Francis [Frank] (1890-1966), Valentine Poole {Bob] (1892-1975), Florence Jimamima (1895-1978). Valentine Poole Palmer married Emma (Emmie or Em) Ethel Jentz on the 28th of September, 1921 in Toowoomba. Wedding details in Toowoomba Chronicle, 8th October, 1921, page 5. Emma Ethel Palmer (nee Jentz) details: Born: 12th August, 1898. Died: 27th May, 1966. Valentine (Bob) and Emma had sons Albert, Gordon, Alan, Valentine and Leslie and a daughter Dulcie. Dulcie married David Edwards. After the war Bob became a farmer at Greenmount. It was a mixed farm with dairying, grain, pigs, and poultry. He ran a stud piggery for a time.

    • Bobby
    • Posted by Greenmount, Friday, 19 July 2019

    War Details: Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918. Roll title: 11 LHR [Light Horse Regiment] - 1 to 7 Reinforcements (June-November 1915). Embarkation date: 10-4-1915. Embarkation place: Sydney. Embarkation ship: HMAT Mashobra A47. Returned to Australia on: Morvada on 30-8-1919. Trooper Valentine Poole Palmer served 4 years 87 days with 3 years 322 days abroad. Family lore has it that Valentine became known as 'Bob' after his much-loved horse Bobby. Even in old age 'Bob' affectionately remembered his best mate and was always bitter that the horses were not returned home to Australia. He graphically recalled how the horses were killed and then skinned by the Arabs in Egypt who had crept into where the horses were being kept prior to their destruction. He outlined what the troopers wanted to do until threatened with punishment and being stopped by armed troops. He said it was quite an emotional time with the troopers very angry. Bob ('Pop' to his grandchildren) had a previous horse to Bobby who was ill-tempered and who he said was shot from under him. He recalled how the troopers were numbered off before battle and ever third man had to take a couple of extra horses with him. He had some close calls but not many "and was lucky like that." He also recalled how they used to throw Mills bombs [hand grenades] into the Jordan River to catch fish. He served with some Aboriginal troopers who he says were good horsemen but often "kept to themselves" and some troopers were unkind to them. He repeated some of the comments that were made about them but did not approve. He returned to Australia on a ship with a number of Aboriginal troopers and said there were no problems. Coincidentally, one of the verified Aboriginal troopers on board the ship was Frank Fisher, the great grandfather of Australian champion Olympic athlete, Cathy Freeman. He always called himself a "five bob a day" soldier. He recalled that a 'lot of blokes' would gamble, mainly at two-up, and would and lose all their money. He had his 'meat tickets' (identification disc also called "dead meat tickets") as he called them which was his enlistment identification disc with his initials, surname, CE (for Church of England), and enlistment number. Bob’s identification disc was on thin metal with the letters and numbers formed with a hole punch. It was a hexagon which was wider than deeper. [This item is in possession of an unknown member of the Palmer family]. (See https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/encyclopedia/dog_tags for more information about identity discs in WWI). For over fifty years a colour postcard of a street scene in Cairo was tucked on the VJ boards adjacent to a doorway in a room off the kitchen at the Greenmount homestead of the family. On the back of the postcard Bob had written his name “V.P. Palmer” with the note, "Somewhere in Egypt". There was no date on the card. Bob recalled that he "saw some sights" while in Egypt but was reluctant to elaborate to family. The suggestion was that there were some 'eye-opening' sights and he did mention that many of the men had cards of naked women. He said that he was at Beersheba and collected a Luger pistol [WW1 German Luger Artillery Holster Rig] from a dead German officer. The almost new Luger had a shoulder stock and was in a large tan leather case. He handed it in to authorities via a solicitor in the late 1960s. Another war souvenir was a small .22 calibre pistol from a disarmed Turkish prisoner. He said that the Turks would hide the small guns under their fezes. He handed this gun in along with his Luger pistol. He recalled guarding large numbers of Turkish troops, especially at Beersheba, and “you had to be on your guard all the time”. Bob recalled how some of troopers, despite being wounded, were shouting at the top of their voices during the charge at Beersheba. (Today this would be recognised as being the result of adrenalin.) Bob also recalled that at Beersheba the Turks forgot to lower their sights on their guns at the charging troopers and when the troopers realised “many of them were laughing and yahooing”. He said he saw lots of people who were killed and did not like the idea of war. On some occasions he would be terribly upset when something came up about war. When pressed to talk about his experiences in battle he said that it was something that was not talked about. He did say that compared to a lot of others he was very lucky and got "the best of it" with where he served and the engagements he was in—nothing like the trench warfare that some "poor beggars had". Bob recalled swimming at the beach in Egypt and the Dead Sea in Palestine and seeing many of the key places in the Holy Land—though like most of the troopers was not particularly religious enough to appreciate the sites. It was only at the request of his wife Emma that Bob usually gave some information about the war to his children and a couple of persistent young grandsons who regularly stayed on the farm in school holidays and other visits. Though reluctant to talk in detail about his war experiences in recollections he would occasionally have a little chuckle about the and fun he had with his fellow troopers. He said there were "some real characters and mostly good types". Some blokes would always find a way to have fun. He loved the interaction and friendships and they had plenty of fun along with difficult times. Bob mentioned that he went to war with a good friend. His proudest moment as an older veteran was to march in the 50th ANZAC Day march in 1968 (at Toowoomba) and “catch up with some old timers”. Bob was a crack shot who could shoot an eagle on the wing or a brown or red-bellied black snake heading towards the homestead. Like his brothers and many of the locals he was a member of the Greenmount Rifle Club prior to the war. During World War Two his son Albert Edgar Palmer served overseas. In the 1950s another son, Leslie (Les), undertook a period of national service. Bob was a member of the Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC) during World War Two. This was a part-time volunteer military force which was initially composed of those who served in World War One. Members were issued with a uniform. (See https://www.awm.gov.au/visit/exhibitions/underattack/mobilise/guard for more information about this home guard defence force). Bob had his regimental insignia badge, his ‘meat tickets’, parts of his World War One uniform, medals, war souvenirs, and some rather weathered Roman coins he found at the bottom of a water well in Palestine. A story he told his children and grandchildren was that he had his appendix removed in Egypt after being made drunk on whisky. Bob played as hooker in the local Greenmount rugby league side before the war. He was also involved in local sporting carnivals. As a young farm worker prior to the war he said he would take about a week to ride to Redcliffe for a holiday of a week then ride back home to the farm. It was a fondly remembered time. In later years a holiday at the Gold Coast was a regularly undertaken. Like many of his era he smoked but later gave it up completely although many of his sons persisted with 'rollies' using Log Cabin or Capstan tobacco. Bob swore by his daily measure of White Horse whisky prescribed by a medical doctor following a heart 'turn' in his mid-seventies. The war gave Bob significant hearing loss and he wore hearing aids (of varying usefulness) some years after he returned. He regularly purchased Golden Casket tickets but was rarely a winner though he at one time won enough money to pay for the wedding of his daughter (Dulcie). Bob’s wife Emma (Em) had diabetes and the implications of this resulted in her sight becoming much reduced by her early 60s. Her circulation was compromised and she had a leg removed. Through all this Bob proved to be a patient, understanding and supportive person to his largely bed-ridden wife. Em (Granma) died at the age of 67 in 1966 while Bob lived to be 83. They are buried next to each other in the Drayton Cemetery in Toowoomba. As an older man, and before moving into Greenmount township to live with his son Valentine (Val) and Val’s wife, Beverley (Bev), Bob was keen on gardening. He kept a wonderful garden full of flowers and other plants right around the old homestead. He also had a large adjacent orchard (that was particularly appealing to his grandchildren) which he worked at every day. He had many fruit trees of different varieties including nectarine, pear, orange, apricot, peaches and figs. He also had mulberries and several varieties of grapes both black and white. He also grew rockmelons and watermelons. Additionally, he had extensive vegetable gardens in the orchard with beans, peas, potatoes, pumpkins, carrots, onions etc. On occasion a two-acre paddock next to the orchard was planted with pumpkins and/or potatoes. Bob kept a flock of turkeys for marketing and he looked after a considerable flock of uncaged hens that supplied eggs that were marketed. Bob was a real gentleman who would ensure that he washed up, combed his hair, and generally tidied his appearance before any meal. He would not utter a swear word in front of women and children, if at all. Some of his grandsons recalled being given a 'short back and sides' haircut by Pop using hand clippers. He was proficient at all farm tasks. He had a quite upright bearing until his later years (a little stooped) and was lean in appearance and had the weathered and toughened face and arms of the seasoned farmer. After Valentine's (Bob) death his medals, identification disc, coins etc. were distributed to family members in accordance with his wishes and by agreement between family members. Bob used to say "Never Forget Gallipoli" and said it was a bit of a catch-cry during the war. He said there was a lingering bitterness towards to British for this event. It was also used as a war-cry when opposing the Turks.

    • DIck Richard Palmer
    • Posted by Greenmount, Sunday, 11 August 2019

    Dick Palmer was a brother of Valentine (Bob)Palmer. He served in France. {His profile can be accessed using the link under Relationships in the column to the right). (Also could see: https://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/267816 as the direct web link)> Date of enlistment: 13 July 1915 Date of fate: 5 December 1916 Location on the Roll of Honour at Australian War Memorial in Canberra: Dick Richard Palmer's name is located at panel 144 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial. From Greenmount, Queensland which is near Toowoomba.

    Colourised photograph of Dick Richard Palmer, a brother of Valentine Poole Palmer
    • Valentine Poole Palmer War Medals from War Records
    • Posted by Greenmount, Sunday, 11 August 2019

    Copy of section in War Records concerning the medals Valentine Poole Palmer was awarded. (See http://www.defence.gov.au/Medals/Imperial/WWI/British-War-Medal-1914-20.asp for details and photos of WWI service medals).

    Valentine Poole Palmer War Medals from War Records
    • Elizabeth Barks mother and next of kin of Valentine Poole Palmer
    • Posted by Greenmount, Tuesday, 13 August 2019

    Elizabeth's maiden name was Beck. She became Elizabeth Palmer but after the death of her husband Francis (Frank) Edgar Palmer in September 1895. She later married Tom Barks. Elizabeth Barks was the next of kin for two sons who served in World War I. The sons were Dick Richard Palmer and Valentine Poole (Bob) Palmer. Dick Richard Palmer, died during World War One (see Dick Palmer link on right under Relationships). As the next of kin mother later received his medals and personal effects. Elizabeth received the Female Relative Badge with two bars for two serving members of the family where she was the closet female relative. This medal was passed down to Dulcie Palmer (Edwards) by her mother (Emma) and is in now in possession of one of Dulcie’s sons (Ken) but is missing one of the bars. (See Female Relative Badge link listed in the right panel for details about this medal). Below is a newspaper story from the Darling Downs Gazette (Toowoomba), October 31, 1896, 5. It mentions the farm that the then Elizabeth Palmer sought to conduct after the death of her husband Frank. THE WHEAT HARVEST ON THE DOWNS. No. X. In The Greenmount District THIS SEASON'S PROSPECTS. Better than Expected. At Mrs Palmer's, our next point of call, we found twenty-six acres of Allora Spring wheat eighteen of which was in very forward condition. An examination disclosed a slight touch of rust on the flag, but the crop has passed beyond the stage when it could be effected by this dread pest of the wheat farmer. The greater portion will yield fairly heavy but, as we found general through the district, there are thin patches that will reduce the average which at the first sight seems apparent. In another pad dock we saw a crop of eight acres which has just come out of bloom. The ears have filled remarkably well and now require but a single shower to ensure a very good yield of grain. About eight acres have been devoted to malting barley, but this is suffering from the want of rain. There is also a very nice orchard here which shows evidence of care and attention, and a number of apricot trees exhibit signs of an exceedingly good fruitage. Mrs Palmer who, on the death of her husband a year ago was left with six or seven small children to care for has nobly undertaken the difficult task of working her own farm, and success has attended her efforts. The neatness and general good finish about the work on the farm would put to the blush many men, who would be offended at not being classed among good farmers. It was pleasing to note that Mrs Palmer was apparently meeting with the success her energy and perseverance merited. Death Notice for Frank Edgar Palmer, husband of Elizabeth, and father of Valentine Poole (Bob) Palmer and his eight siblings.

    Death notice for Frank Edgar Palmer. Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs General Advertiser September 21, 1895, 2. Family notices
    • The Palmer Family - brief history
    • Posted by Greenmount, Tuesday, 13 August 2019

    The Palmer Family One of the early farms in the Greenmount are is Palmer’s farm in Palmer Road, off Strickland Road. It has been occupied by Elizabeth Beck and her descendants of the Palmer family since 1874. Elizabeth Beck arrived in Brisbane from England with her parents and four brothers on 17 August, 1867. The Becks first went to Felton and then to ‘Ridgelands’, Greenmount. It is believed that the Beck family sponsored Frank Edgar Palmer, who arrived from England on 25 January 1877. Frank Palmer and Elizabeth Beck were married on 24 August 1878. It is believed that they settled in the Strickland Road area, on the same property as the Becks. In September, 1895, Frank Palmer died leaving his widow, Elizabeth, and nine children. The youngest was born two months after Frank died. The eldest girl had died in infancy. There years later, Elizabeth married Tom Barks. There were three daughters of this marriage. Tom died in 1904. All of Elizabeth’s children were reared on the family property which (in 1990) is occupied by Elizabeth and Frank Palmer’s grandson, Les Palmer. A son of Elizabeth and Frank Palmer, Valentine Poole Palmer (known as Bob), acquired the family property from his mother in 1920. He married Emma Ethel Gentz and raised a family of five sons and a daughter on the property which was worked as a dairy and mixed farm. It was known for a time as Cloverdale. At one stage it was put under cultivation as a lucerne farm and later, when it was a stud piggery, it was known as Remlap. Usage has changed from dairying to a grain and beef operation. [V. and B. Palmer, Letter, 1990.] The above is an extract from. Pennycuick, Rae. The Cambooya Story. 1840-1990. Cambooya Shire Council, Cambooya, 1991: 65. NOTE: After the death of Les Palmer the farm was conducted by Les's son, Raymond (Ray), in conjunction with his mother Fay. Fay passed away in 2019. Parts of the farm have been sold over the years but Ray still lives on part of the property. The remaining land was advertised for sale at the end of 2019.

    • Official War Record
    • Posted by Greenmount, Thursday, 22 August 2019

    Transcription from Official War Record Trooper Valentine Poole Palmer 1214 At enlistment in Australia Valentine was assigned to: 6th Reinforcements, 11th Light Horse Regiment, A.I.F. 13/2/16 1st Light Horse Brigade Training. Temporarily attached to 5th ASC [Army Signals Corps] Heliopolis [Egypt]. 4/4/16 Taken on strength 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment. 8/4/16 11th Light Horse Regiment. Rejoined unit from 5th ASC [Army Signals Corps] Heliopolis. 8/4/16 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment. Taken on strength at Tel el Kebir. 1/7/16 Transferred to 3rd Double Squadron from 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment. Tel el Kebir. 1/7/16 Taken on Strength to 3rd Double Squadron. Tel el Kebir. 3rd Double Squadron Taken on Strength. Serapeum. 26/7/16 1/2E. L.F. A. Admitted Diarrohea. 29/7/16 Transferred to 26th CCS at El Ferdan. 19/7/16 From 1/1 W.F. Ambulance. Admitted with Diarrohea 27/16 and transferred to 31 st General Hospital at El Ferdan 2/8/16 From 31st General Hospital Admitted ex Welsh F.A. at Port Said. 31/8/16 3rd AGH. Admitted ex 31st H.H. Diarrohea. Abbassia. 1/9/16 Transferred to No. 3. A. S. Hospital,Cairo, with Diarrohea. 2/9/16 No. 3. A. S. Hospital transferred to B.R. Cross Montazah [Transferred to Montazah from Abbassis.] 2/9/16 B.R. Cross Hospital [British Red Cross Society]. Admitted with Appendicitis. Montazah. 22/9/16 B.R. Cross discharded to duty from Montazah. 23/9/16 Transferred to 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment. Taken on Strength from hospital at Moascar. 14/10/16. Transferred to 11th Light Horse Regiment from Moascar. 24/10/16 11th Light Horse Regiment. Taken on Strength at Serapeum. 17/9/17 Returned to duty. 17/9/17 Trooper.Taken on Strength 11th Light Horse Regiment. Trooper detached to 4th Light Horse Training Regiment 19/9/17 Transferred to 11th Light Horse Regiment. [Trooper Detached to 4th Light Horse Training Regiment 17/9/17 to return to duty]. 22/9/17 4th Light Horse Training Regiment. Taken on Strength from 11th Light Horse Regiment. At Mosscar. 22/9/17 4th Light Horse Regiment to 11th Light Horse Regiment at Mosscar. 6/10/17 11th Light Horse Regiment. Detached to 4th Light Horse Regiment at El Fara and then returned to 11th Light Horse Regiment. (Escort with prisoner). 6/10/17 Reported from 4th Light Horse Regiment, El Fara. 26/1/18 11th Light Horse Regiment. To rest camp at Port Said. 2/2/18 11th Light Horse Regiment. From Rest Camp. El Fara. 14/9/18 11th Light Horse Regiment. To be Driver (under 785). Vice E? K.I.A. [Killed in Action] 20/7/19 Embark H. M. “Morvada” for Australia at Kanara Egypt. 28/8/19 Returned home. 29/10/19 Discharged. IMD (TPE) {N.B. It should be noted that the above represents the best possible interpretation of records. At times the official records are difficult to interpret).

    Enlistment record
    • The Australian Light Horse Studies Centre
    • Posted by Greenmount, Thursday, 22 August 2019

    Valentine Poole Palmer (Bob) was able to graphically describe the events of Beersheba. [The Australian Light Horse Studies Centre aims to present an accurate history as chroniclers of early Australian military developments from 1899 to 1920.] http://alh-research.tripod.com/Light_Horse/index.blog/1977669/11th-australian-light-horse-regiment-embarkation-roll-6th-reinforcements-mashobra-group/ 11th Australian Light Horse Regiment Embarkation Roll, 6th Reinforcements Mashobra Group. 11th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, 6th Reinforcements Mashobra Group, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A47 Mashobra 4 October 1915. The HMAT A47 Mashobra weighed 8,174 tons with an average cruise speed of 12.5 knots or 23.15 kmph. It was owned by the British India SN Co Ltd, London, and leased by the Commonwealth until 21 December 1916. The Mashobra was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean, 15 April 1917. Those on board included: 1214 Private Valentine Pool PALMER, a 23 year old Farm Labourer from Greenmount, Queensland. He enlisted on 5 August 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 20 July 1919. http://alh-research.tripod.com/Light_Horse/index.blog?topic_id=1105227 11th Australian Light Horse Regiment The 11th Light Horse Regiment was formed as part of the 4th Australian Light Horse Brigade, 1915, 4th Contingent and attached to the Australian Division. The 11th Light Horse Regiment was a composite regiment with two squadrons made up by recruits from the 1st Military District which incorporated all of Queensland, Darwin and Northern New South Wales while the last squadron, "C" Squadron was composed of men from the 4th Military District [South Australia and the Broken Hill region of New South Wales]. http://alh-research.tripod.com/Light_Horse/index.blog/1847809/11th-lhr-aif-account-about-the-fall-of-beersheba/ BATTLE OF BEERSHEBA. The Battle of Beersheba Palestine, 31 October 1917. 11th LHR, AIF, Unit History Account: Hammond, Ernest W., History of the 11th Light Horse Regiment, Fourth Light Horse Brigade, Australian Imperial Forces, war 1914-1919, (Singapore 1984). Ernest W. Hammond included a section specifically related to the battle of Beersheba, pp. 78 – 84. General Allenby's battle order was issued on October 22nd, the general plan being as follows: General Chetwode. With XX Corps, was to attack Beersheba from the south-west, while General Chauvel, with two divisions of Desert Mounted Corps, would assault the town from the east and north-east, the combined attack being scheduled to take place on October 31st. On October 28th the 11th Light Horse Regiment, 470 strong, moved from Tel el Fara with the 4th Brigade, the first stage of its ride to encircle Beersheba. That night we camped at Esani, and the following day proceeded to Khalasa, a small village which stands on the of the ancient city of Eleusa. We rested here during afternoon, and, at nightfall, moved off on the final of our movement to take up a position within striking distance of Beersheba. The ride from Khalasa that will long be remembered by the 11th Regiment. The night was hot and oppressive, and great billows of heavy dust rolled through the ranks of plodding horses clung to the column in a dense cloud as it moved across the lowlands south of Beersheba. We filled our water-bottles at Khalasa, but, in view of the conditions ahead of us, known and unknown, we were exhorted to conserve this meagre supply at all costs and by all means in our power. By midnight both men [80] and horses were showing the need of water, and, with Khalasa far behind us, the nearest wells now lay behind the defences of Beersheba, in the heart of the town. … General Chauvel always tried to remain impartial in his treatment of the Australian and Imperial horsemen under his charge, and for an instant he remained silent, showing no outward sign of the conflict taking place within him. Turning quietly to General Hodgson, he settled the matter in one swift, crisp sentence, "Put Grant straight at it," he exclaimed. [See end note, ed.] General Grant wasted no time in formalities, but running to his horse he mounted and galloped away to assemble his Brigade. The 11th Regiment was spread over a long line of outposts, and considerable time must elapse before they could be assembled, but the 4th and 12th Regiments were already assembled near at hand and were soon drawn up in a battle formation behind the crest of a ridge looking down upon the plain of Beersheba. At 4.30, the first line of Australian horsemen went over the ridge at a trot which soon developed into a hand gallop, as the troopers, with bayonets flashing in their hands, warmed to the occasion and spurred their mounts onward. A second and third line followed at intervals of 300 yards, and, ere long, the great plain echoed to the beat of a thousand horses. A handful of picked horsemen, acting as ground scouts, raced ahead of the main body, eyes alert for the first signs of barbed wire, but, fortunately, the Turks had thrown up no wire entanglements around the trenches in that area. … The 11th Regiment captured four hundred prisoners and a great quantity of booty. Some of the Germans and Turks who were rooted out of dugouts and buildings resisted, and there were a few isolated "scraps," which invariably ended in our favour. We found loaves of coarse Turkish bread, tins of poor quality coffee, and dried apricots and dates and figs. There was an almost unlimited supply of Turkish paper money, which, alas, had no intrinsic value for the British troops, but it was rumoured that a troop of one Regiment found a quantity of Turkish gold. A sergeant of the 11th Regiment [83] discovered a canvas bag tilled with Turkish war medals, including many Gallipoli Stars (a nodal struck by the Turkish War Ministry to celebrate Gallipoli), which he shared amongst, his mates. In another part of the town a liberal stock of cognac and red and white wine was unearthed, but, before an officer who heard of the discovery could place a guard over it, the find had vanished. This officer afterwards said he never saw anything disappear so quickly or so completely. He admitted that he got a bottle of cognac out of it himself, but added, somewhat ruefully, "I had to buy it front a Digger who was in the early rush. It cost me five 'bob'." 11th Light Horse Regiment Colour Patch after February 1917

    11th Light Horse Regiment Colour Patch after February 1917
    • Valentine Poole Palmer Birth Records and Cemetery Register
    • Posted by Greenmount, Tuesday, 27 August 2019

    https://www.familyhistory.bdm.qld.gov.au/details/d0a81855bd9e588d6a75e621abf1ce40ed4009fbef2c8c304e23789568e6e375 Birth registration: Valentine Poole Palmer Birth date: 20/04/1892 Mother's name: Elizabeth Beck Father/parent's name: Francis Edgar Palmer Registration details: 1892/C/3040 https://www.familyhistory.bdm.qld.gov.au/details/3b4d6201c4448fda4c2d389f8117b477c34abcc0f41dfe829664c9e1c19ddf7f Death registration: Valentine Poole Palmer Death date: 29/08/1975 Mother's name: Elizabeth Beck Father/parent's name: Francis Edgar Palmer Registration details: 1975/C/5599 http://www.tr.qld.gov.au/facilities-recreation/cemeteries/deceased-search/burial/33563 Last name: Palmer First name(s): Valentine Poole Religion: Protestant Date of birth: 20 April 1892 Date of death: 29 August 1975 Date of burial: 30 August 1975 Age at death: 83 Years Cemetery: Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery Interment number: PLAW1-002-0013 Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery map

    Drayton Cemetery Map
    • 11th Light Horse Regiment. Australian Imperial Force
    • Posted by Greenmount, Saturday, 19 October 2019

    Information from the Shrine of Memories and Crypt area below the Shrine. The 11th Light Horse Regiment, Australian Imperial Force (AIF), consisted of two squadrons from Queensland and a third from South Australia. Together they formed part of the 4th Light Horse Brigade. History The 11th Light Horse Regiment, AIF, consisted of two squadrons from Queensland and a third from South Australia. Together, they formed part of the 4th Light Horse Brigade. The regiment was divided into two contingents and sailed from Australia in June 1915. After infantry training in Egypt in August, the regiment was divided to reinforce three light horse regiments fighting on Gallipoli: A Squadron was attached to the 2nd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron to the 5th and C Squadron to the 9th. The 11th Light Horse Regiment was only reunited in February 1916, once all the Anzacs had been evacuated from Gallipoli and returned to Egypt. Returning to its mounted infantry role, the regiment joined the forces defending the Suez Canal on 20 July 1916. It conducted patrols into the Sinai desert and, as the Ottoman forces withdrew from the area, moved to Palestine to join the British advance. Shrine of Remembrance, ANZAC Square. Brisbane. 11th Light Horse Regiment.

    11th Light Horse Memorial in Shrine of Remembrance, ANZAC Square, Brisbane.