|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Cootamundra, New South Wales|
|School||Convent Schools, Junee and Binalong, New South Wales|
|Other training||Railway worker|
|Address||2 Union Street, Tempe, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Brother, Walter Campbell, 2 Union Street, Tempe, New South Wales|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||3rd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/20/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3 Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Conspicuous gallantry and example to others (Flers sector 4-5 November 1916).
Distinguished Conduct Medal
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||France|
|Age at death||26|
|Place of burial||Villers-Bretonneux Miltary Cemetery, (Plot XX, Row D, Grave 7) Fouilloy, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: James and Elizabeth CAMPBELL.|
Distinguished Conduct Medal
'At Broodseinde Ridge east of Ypres on 4 October 1917 Pte. Campbell showed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Whilst the attack was checked by a machine gun, he rushed a strong point, and, though bombed by the enemy, went on and shot several men, bombed the dugout, and captured two machine guns.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
"For conspicuous gallantry in an attack on the enemy's trenches near FLERS on night 4/5th November 1916. Pte. Campbell was first bayonet man of a bombing party and throughout the assault showed great personal bravery and his example inspired the others. He was slightly wounded before entering the enemy's trench, but remained with his party and killed four of the enemy.' Awarded Military Medal 19 January 1917.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
|Family/military connections||Father: 2117 Pte James Campbell, 3rd Bn, killed in action between 7-12 August 1915, at Gallipoli.|
Embarked from Sydney 7 january 1916. After training at Alexandria he embarked to join the British Expeditionary Forces on 29 March 1916, and was taken on strength of the 3rd Battalion in France on 26 May 1916. Wounded in action (gun shot wound, back) and admitted to No. 26 General Hospital, Etaples, France, on 25 July 1916. Rejoined unit from wounded 26 August 1916. Wounded in action (gun shot wound, head) and embarked per H.S. 'Aberdonian' at Rouen for England. Admitted to Reading hospital 13 November 1916. Awarded Military Medal 5 December 1916.
29 February 1917 admitted to Parkhouse Hospital, transferred to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford , for treatment for VD. Discharged to duty 25 May 1917. Proceeded overseas to France 13 September 1917, rejoined unit 25 September 1917.
Appointed Lance Corporal 12 October 1917.
Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal 20 November 1917.Promoted to Corporal 6 June 1918. Killed in action, France.