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Palazzi, Joseph F. (Joe) (1877–1900)

from Sydney Morning Herald

Joseph Palazzi (standing) with his brother Silvio, in the uniform of G Company, NSW 1st Infantry Regiment

Joseph Palazzi (standing) with his brother Silvio, in the uniform of G Company, NSW 1st Infantry Regiment

photo provided by Les Hetherington

Saddler Joseph (Joe) Palazzi, 23, who was killed at Palmiefontein, was born at Araluen in 1877. He and his brother, Saddler-Sergeant Silvio Alfeira Palazzi, 26 (sons of Mr. John Baptist Palazzi, of Bomen, near Wagga Wagga), were amongst the first men in New South Wales to volunteer for active service. Deceased is the first man of 1st Regiment (N.S.W. Infantry) killed in action. The brothers Palazzi joined as privates, but on their company being changed into mounted infantry Joseph Palazri was appointed saddler and his brother saddler-sergeant. They were prominent in the hard fighting around Colesberg and the march through the Orange Free State under Major-General Clements, and in the subsequent engagements in the neighbourhood of Thaba'nchu and Hout's Nek under Captain Holmes, who was publicly complimented by Colonel De Lisle. Deceased joined the G (Wagga Wagga) company of the 1st Infantry Regiment in 1895, in which he ranked as corporal and his brother as sergeant. The deceased was a keen military enthusiast, and had secured several prizes in military tournaments and rifle competitions, and several times won the marksman's badge. His brothers include Mr. V. F. Palazzi, Cunnamulla and Mr. J. P. Palazzi, of Sydney. Mrs. Winchester, of Wagga Wagga, is a sister.

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'Palazzi, Joseph F. (Joe) (1877–1900)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/palazzi-joseph-f-joe-1667/text1786, accessed 21 November 2017.

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Joseph Palazzi (standing) with his brother Silvio, in the uniform of G Company, NSW 1st Infantry Regiment

Joseph Palazzi (standing) with his brother Silvio, in the uniform of G Company, NSW 1st Infantry Regiment

photo provided by Les Hetherington