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John CAMPBELL

Regimental number2056
Place of birthToowong, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressChinchilla, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Charlotte Campbell, Alpha Street, South Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date3 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 7 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Discharge date18 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Brisbane, 7 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 2 November 1916. Marched in to 3rd Division Amalgamated Training Bn, Hurdcott, 16 November 1916. Admitted to Military Hospital, Fargo, 8 December 1916 (pyrexia); discharged from hospital, 18 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 February 1917; taken on strength, 42nd Bn, 7 February 1917.

Wounded in action, 31 July 1917; admitted to 55th General Hospital. Transferred to England, 7 August 1917, and admitted to Reading War Hospital (gun shot wound, right thigh). Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatalogical Hospital, Bulford, 17 September 1917; discharged, 15 November 1917. Total period of treatment for venereal disease: 60 days. Proceeded overseas to France, 27 December 1917; rejoined Bn in the field, 2 January 1918.

Admitted to Lines of Communication Hospital from Field Medical Unit, 20 May 1918; discharged from hospital to Infantry Base Depot, 29 June 1918.

Wounded in action, 1 September 1918. Transferred to England, 4 September 1918 (shrapnel wound, right hand); admitted to Red Cross Hospital, Christchurch. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 17 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Nestor', 12 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 1 February 1919; discharged, 18 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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Date of death--/01/1939
Place of burialToowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland

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