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Archie Eric Gordon CAMPBELL

Regimental number309
Date of birth--/02/1886
Place of birthWee Waa New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Anne F. Campbell, Wee Waa, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A15 Star of England on 24 September 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Light Horse Regiment

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: LH2
Promotion date: 1 February 1916


Unit: Camel Corps
Promotion date: 15 June 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 19 April 1918

Distinguished Sevice Order

Recommendation date: 19 September-3 October 1918

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 31383 (5 June 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 72 (2 September 1920).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated,'London Gazette' No 31938 (11 June 1920); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 72 (2 September 1920).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', No. 30474 12 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75 (17 June 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 15 November 1918

Distinguished Service Order

'For distinguished leadership and devotion to duty. On the 30th September, 1918, at Salahiye (Damascus), he was charged with the work of clearing the gardens to the south of the village, in expectation of the whole force following. In spite of the main body being deflected by another order, this officer pursued a very vigorous course through the gardens, clearing out 150 enemy and machine guns before reaching the railway line. He also did very valuable work in consolidating the position taken up across the road. Throughout the operations his work was excellent.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Croix de Guerre (France)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Other details

War service: Middle East

Medals: Military Cross, Distinguished Service Order, Croix de Guerre, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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