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Donald Teale CAMPBELL

Regimental number4339
Date of birth--/01/1894
Place of birthWallsend, New South Wales
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressWallsend Road, West Wallsend, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8.5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Campbell, Wallsend Road, West Wallsend Newcastle, NSW.
Previous military service4th Aust. Inf. Reg, Rifle Club
Enlistment date5 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollSpecial Service Unit

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF2
Promotion date: 5 August 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

'Valuable services as Intelligence Officer and initiative in charge of Company.'
Recommendation date: Unspecified

FateReturned to Australia 15 December 1919

Military Cross

''For conscicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. As intelligence officer during the attack he sent back most valuable reports and led two bombing attacks. He also took charge of a company at a critical movement when the enemy was counter attacking and was responsible for driving them off.''
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Discharge date6 August 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Discharged from the AIF, 26 March 1918. Enlisted in the AIF Special Services, 17 May 1919; discharged, 22 April 1920.

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 January 1978
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium

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