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Regimental number2323
Place of birthBallymoney, Co. Antrim, Ireland
AddressCasino, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 10"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Robert Campbell, 'Craig's,' Ballymoney, Belfast, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 October 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Discharge date1 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 5 May 1916. Transferred to Artillery Details, 15 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 28 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England (date not recorded).

Proceeded to 4th Division Artillery, France, 14 August 1916. Taken on strength, 4th Divisional Ammunition Column, 19 November 1916.

Found guilty, 21 May 1918, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he when cleaning a rifle neglected to make sure that it was unloaded before pulling the trigger: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 2.

On leave to the United Kingdom, 18 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 7 October 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 15 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth, 19 June 1919 on board HT 'Miltiades', 20 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 8 August 1919; discharged, 1 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAMPBELL Andrew

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