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Jack Marchmont CAMPBELL

Regimental number495
Place of birthLangside, Glasgow, Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSalesman
Address370 Lane Cove Road, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8.5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Campbell, 370 Lane Cove Road, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Senior Cadets; transferred to 18th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name2nd Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 17 August 1914, 2nd Bn; taken on strength, 54th Bn, 16 February 1916. Promoted Sergeant, 1 March 1916.
FateKilled in Action 19-20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 9), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
158
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Promoted Corporal, Anzac Cove, 7 May 1915.

Transferred from No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station to Fleetsweeper, 26 July 1915 (mumps); admitted to No 16 Casualty Clearing Station, Lemnos, 26 July 1915; transferred to No 24 Casualty Clearing Station, Lemnos, 2 August 1915; rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 9 August 1915.

Admitted to Field Ambulance, Mudros, 11 September 1915; transferred to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 11 September 1915 (influenza); to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Mudros, 15 September 1915 (diptheria); to HS 'Aquitania', 21 October 1915; admitted to Military Hospital, Fulham, England, 27 October 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 2 January 1916; rejoined unit, Tel el Kebir, 3 January 1916.

Transferred to 5th Training Bn, 14 February 1916.

Joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Promoted Sergeant, 1 March 1916.

On Command, Zeitoun Training School, 4 March 1916; rejoined unit, Ferry Post, 27 March 1916.

Found guilty, 19 April 1916, of (1) neglect of duty, (2) leaving his guard on 18 April 1916; reprimanded.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19/20 July 1916.

Translation of German report, 25 November 1919, 'Iden: Disc handed over by Intell Off: with 6th Army H.Q. through Central Office for Deceased Estates 12/10/16[.] Australian Pte J. M. (or I. M.) Campbell, 495, 54th Btn. fell in the neighbourhood of Fromelles on 19/7/16'.

Note, Red Cross File No 680608: 'The above name appeared on German death list dated 4-11-16.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFather's address subsequently 23 Willoughby Road, North Sydney, and then 'untraceable'; then, sister, Mrs Mary Keast, 'Avalon', 313 West Botany Street, Rockdale, New South Wales (30 October 1967)
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAMPBELL Jack Marchmont
Red Cross file 680608

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