CEF Soldier Detail

Lieutenant John Ender Palmer

Regimental Number:
19617
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Machine Gun Corps
Battalion:
Company:
Place of Birth:
Cambridge
Country:
England
Next of Kin:
Mrs. J.W. Odell, 1235 5th Ave., S., Lethbridge, Alberta
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
January 28, 1896
Trade or Calling:
Electrician
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Valcartier, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 24, 1914
Age at enlistment:
18
Height:
5 Feet 10 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
Age at Death:
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
Not Specified
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7550-5
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lieutenant Canadian Machine Gun Corps
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 10th Battalion
Images
Sjt J.E. Palmer, D.C.M., Lethbridge Daily Herald, Sept. 20, 1915

He was known in Lethbridge, Alberta as Jock Waddell and was part of the Lethbridge machine gun squad.

He was eventually seconded for service with the R.A.F. whilst still with the C.M.G.C. as Lieutenant (Flying). This service came to an end July 7, 1919 then was seconded to the Canadian Air Force (C.A.F.) July 8, 1919 at the same rank. (Source: London Gazette, Issue 31471, 24 July, 1919)

Awards and Decorations
Distinguished Conduct Medal
TypeDateDescription
Letter 12/3/1915 How Sergt. Palmer Won (the) D.C.M.
Newspaper Extract 9/8/1915 Local Man Decorated for Brave and Daring Feat