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Regimental number3533
Place of birthEdinburgh Scotland
AddressNambucca River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, W Campbell, Macksville, Nambucca River, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 16 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 7 April 1917

Military Medal

'In the fighting near BULLECOURT on the 11th April, 1917, these two men showed conspicuous bravery as regimental stretcher bearers. The other two men of their squad were both hit by a shell whilst carrying a wounded man, and Privates [3427 C.H.] Price and Campbell were badly shaken, but they stuck to their work, returning again and again to the enemy's wire although under fire from snipers and machine guns. They continued at this work until both were severely wounded and then refusing help, dragged themselves to the Dressing Station. These men have done consistently good work in all our operations in FRANCE.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

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