Mavis Jane Palmer

F, #4234, b. 20 June 1919, d. 2 January 1999
FatherWilliam Palmer1 b. 24 Mar 1887, d. 25 Jan 1973
MotherEdith Hand1 b. 10 Feb 1888, d. 21 Apr 1974

Life Span

Birth20 June 1919Mavis Jane Palmer was born on Friday, 20 June 1919 at Wallendbeen, NSW, AustraliaG.1
She was the daughter of William Palmer and Edith Hand.1
Marriage26 November 1943Mavis Jane was married to Clinton Douglas Loiterton, son of Stephen Loiterton and Mary Estelle Douglas, on Friday, 26 November 1943 at Cootamundra, NSW, AustraliaG.
Death2 January 1999Mavis Jane Palmer died on Saturday, 2 January 1999 at Cootamundra, NSWG, at age 79.2

Also Known As

Married Name1943As of 26 November 1943, her married name was Loiterton.

Military Service

Milit-Beg16 July 1943Mavis Jane Palmer began military service on 16 July 1943 at 54 Camp Hospital, NSW, AustraliaG, and was discharged on 6 November 1945 while a Sargent in the Australian Army Medical Womens Services. Her Service Numbers were NFX172924 and NX172924.3

Newspaper Articles

the Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, AustraliaG3 December 1943Mavis Jane Palmer was mentioned in an article in the Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, AustraliaG, on Friday, 3 December 1943 as follows:


On Friday evening, 26th Novembe, at Christ Church, Cootamundra, the marriage was solemnised of Mavis, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Palmer, and Clinton, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Lolterton, both of Cootamundra. The bride is serving with the A.I.F. (Cpl., A.A.M.W.S), and the bridegroom with the R.A.A.F. (LAC., medical section).

The bride, who was given away by her father, wore an elegant frock of white satin, cut with a full train, and her mother's wedding veil, and carried a bouquet of November lilies.

Her two bridesmaids were her sisters Betty and Gwen, who wore green taffeta frocks, and carried bouquets of pink sweet peas.

The bridegroom was attended by P/O R. Gehrig and F/Sgt. B. Farrell. The service was sung by Christ, Church Choir, and Mrs. Crowe was organist.

The celebrant of the marriage was Rev. Harold Palmer (Chaplain, A.I.F.), the bride's brother. Members of the choir and Cootamundra V.As. formed a guard of honour.

The wedding had been planned for mid-December, but had to be hastily arranged when the bridegroom's leave was altered. The bride's mother was called, away urgently two days earlier, because of her brother's serious illness. For this reason, the reception as planned was not held, but a few friends gathered at the bride's home after the ceremony.

After a brief honeymoon at Katoomba, the bride and groom will return to their units.4

The Canberra Times, Canberra, ACT, AustraliaG4 January 1999She had an obituary appear in The Canberra Times, Canberra, ACT, AustraliaG, on Monday, 4 January 1999 as follows: Loiterton, Mavis Jane
January 2, 1999, late of Old Temora Road, Cootamundra, dearly loved wife of Clint, loved mother and mother-in-law of Ian and Sharon, Ray and Margaret, Mark and Sue, devoted Nan of Rachel and Kim, Dani and Matthew, Alison and Andrew and proud great grandmother of Joshua and Sam, aged 79 years.
So dearly loved.2
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Last Edited6 Apr 2014


  1. [S22] Ian Douglas Loiterton, A Loiterton History, page 104.
  2. [S29] Canberra Times, 4 January 1999, Page 17.
  3. [S342] WW II Roll, online
  4. [S999] Trove, online

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