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Thomas CAMPBELL

Regimental number7648
Place of birthDonegal, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
AddressKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 8"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinBrother, W Campbell, Shannon Town, North Island, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 April 1917
Place of enlistmentKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameApril 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/15/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 8 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Discharge date17 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 8 August 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 2 October 1917. Marched in to No 3 Details Camp, Parkhouse, 3 October 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 November 1917; marched in to 1st Anzac Corps Depot, 13 December 1917. Attached to 2nd Tunnelling Company, 12 February 1918.

Wounded in action (gassed), 28 February 1918, and admitted to 57th Field Ambulance; transferred 47th General Hospital, Le Treport, 2 March 1918; to England, 13 March 1918, and admitted to Bath War Hospital, 14 March 1918; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 28 March 1918; discharged on furlough, 2 April 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 16 April 1918. Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, 3 May 1918. Proceeded overseas to France, 25 May 1918; rejoined unit, 3 June 1918.

On leave, 3-17 March 1919. Marched out to England for return to Australia, 30 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'City of Exeter', 12 July 1919; admitted to ship's hospital at sea, 29 July 1919 (febricula); discharged from hospital, 3 August 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 16 August 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 17 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAMPBELL Thomas

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