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Clarence Leonard CAMPBELL

Regimental number747
Place of birthStreaky Bay, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShop assistant
AddressStreaky Bay, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rosina Robinson, Streaky Bay, South Australia
Enlistment date6 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Remount Unit 1, Squadron 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number28/2/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A67 Orsova on 12 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Artillery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 4 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry at the 41st Battery position near WESTHOEK, east of YPRES. About 8.30 a.m. on the 26th September, 1917, while the 41st Battery was under heavy 8" and 5.9" shell fire, one gun pit was hit, camouflage and an adjacent ammunition dump were set alight and commenced to burn and explode. Regardless of the continued heavy shell fire and imminent danger from our own exploding ammunition, Sergeant CAMPBELL with is Officers and another N.C.O., immediately rushed to the spot and worked with buckets and tins of water until the several fires were extinguished. The gallant and timely action of this N.C.O. not only saved the gun and about one thousand rounds of 18 pr. ammunition, but set a splendid example to all ranks of soldierly conduct and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1990 Corporal Roy Burnett CAMPBELL, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 22 February 1917.
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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