John Reynolds Palmer

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Background

John Palmer joined the British Army on 01 May 1842, and was commissioned Lieutenant on 06 January 1846. With the 12th Regiment. Palmer and his wife sailed to Victoria on the Empress Eugene arriving on 03 November 1854. Palmer served during the Kaffir Wars in South Africa and was awarded the South African Medal in 1853. Palmer was promoted to Captain on 26 August 1854.[1]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Post 1854 Experiences

Palmer was still with the 12th Regiment in 1860. [2]

Family

DEATH. PALMER.—On Tuesday, the 22nd July, at No. 2 Maxwell Place, Ann-street, Brisbane, Thomas Palmer, the dearly beloved husband of Catherine Chapman, and dearly beloved brother of John R. Palmer, of this city.[3]

Obituary

MR. JOHN R. PALMER.
The death of another old Queensland resi dent, Mr. John K. Palmer, is reported at the age of 69. He came to Australia in 1854, and after being in Melbourne and Ballarat, he and his brother came to Brisbane in 1866, and carried on business successfully for many years, and acquired a considerable amount of property. He was in a quiet way a philanthropist, and aided especially the Blind, Deaf and Dumb Institu tion and the Presbyterian Church.[4]


ST. ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. '
Shortly before the death of the late Mr. J. R. Palmer, of Brisbane, he presented a bell to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, to be placed in the tower provided for in the full plan of the building. The bell, with all the necessary fittings complete, ar-rived in due course from the founders, Messrs. Warner and Sons, London. As the tower cannot be erected for some time to come, the bell has meanwhile been hung on a substantial hardwood frame, strongly braced and bolted together, the contractors for the work being Messrs. Watson and McDonald. The structure is a handsome one, and sufficiently elevated to give free range to the sound. The bell bears on the one side the following inscription:-"Presented to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Rockhampton, by John R. Palmer, Brisbane. I call, Come all ye that love the Lord, and worship Him with loving humble hearts;" and on the other: "In commemoration of our beloved Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. 1837-1897."[5]

See also

Military

Mrs J.R. Reynolds

Further Reading

Corfield, J., Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.

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References

  1. Corfield, J., Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
  2. Corfield, J., Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
  3. Brisbane Telegraph, 23 July 1884.
  4. Week, 08 July 1898.
  5. Morning Bulletin, 19 August 1899.
  6. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.

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