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Robert James CAMPBELL

Regimental number5350
Place of birthTyrone, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer
AddressC/ Norton Smith, Solicitor, O'Connell Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 6"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Campbell, Killymoonan, Fintona, Co Tyrone, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 January 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Australia, 14 April 1916; disembarked Port Said, Egypt, 16 May 1916; allotted to 14th Training Bn, 20 May 1916; transferred to 55th Bn, 24 May 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 March 1916; taken on strength of 55th Bn, 3 August 1916.

Admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 4 November 1916 (varices); transferred to 2nd Convalescent Depot, 6 November 1916; discharged to Base Depot, 8 November 1916.

Marched in to 5th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, France, 10 November 1916; promoted to Sergeant, 16 December 1916; marched out to 2nd Anzac Headquarters, 29 December 1916; reverted to Private and attached for duty with Headquarters, 30 December 1916; on leave, 17 August 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 28 August 1917; returned to Base Depot, 27 September 1917; marched out to England, 23 November 1917; marched in to Weymouth Command Depot, England, 24 November 1917; marched in to 12th Training Depot, Codford, 5 December 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Leicestershire', 9 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 22 January 1919; discharged, 3 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAMPBELL Robert James

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