Harry Francis Palm #QX5182

Harry Francis Palm, 1 Australian Corps Troop Supply Column, 1941-1942

Harry was assigned to 1 Australian Corps Troops Supply Column and left Australia in December 1940. Their voyage on the Queen Mary took them via Tricomalee, Sri Lanka where they transhipped to the Rajula which took them on to Kantara on the Suez Canal, a site well visited by those who served in the first World War.

Their base was to be in Palestine at Camp Hill 69. The unit was divided into sections some of whom departed for service in North Africa and later Greece. Harry Palm was put to work loading supplies and driving vehicles to depots, before returning to Australia in March 1942 on board HMT Andes.

Australian Defence Canteen ServicesAustralian Army Corps Services, New Guinea Force.

Harry Palm kept an album of photographs taken whilst on duty in the Middle East. They include images of people and places of Alexandria, Egypt, Solomon’s Pools, Jerusalem, Jordan, the Suez Canal, and the ruins of Ascalon in Israel.

31364 Harry Francis Palm album

Marg Powell  |  Specialist Content Technician  |  Anzac Square Project   State Library of Queensland

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