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David Morrison CAMPBELL

Regimental number3426
Place of birthIngham, Herbert Riber, North Queensland
SchoolNudgee College, Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGrocer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 6"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, Alexander Campbell, Pialba, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
FateDied of disease 14 October 1918
Place of death or woundingRouen, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Plot 11, Row B, Grave No. 12), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Mary CAMPBELL
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Marched into 5th Australian Divisional Details, Tel el Kebir, 9 July 1916.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 14 July 1916 (gonorrhoea); transferred to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia, 17 July 1916; discharged, 4 August 1916, and marched into Details, Abbassia, the same day; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 22 days.

Proceeded to Tel el Kebir, 5 August 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 27 August 1916; marched into 8th Training Bn, England, 8 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 September 1916; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base, Etaples, 27 September 1916.

Proceeded to unit, 28 September 1916; taken on strength of 31st Bn, in the field, 30 September 1916.

Evacuated to hospital, 18 December 1916 (bronchitis and catarrh); admitted to Anzac Corps Rest Station, 24 December 1916; to No 39 Casualty Clearing Station, 25 January 1917 (mumps); to No 3 Ambulance Train, 27 January 1917; to No 14 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 28 January 1917; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, 3 February 1917; discharged, 16 February 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 21 February 1917.

Classified 'A', 19 April 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 30 April 1917, and rejoined 31st Bn the same day.

To 3rd Army School for Snipers and Observers, 25 June 1917; rejoined unit, 8 July 1917.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 1 November 1917.

Admitted to No 8 Field Ambulance, 29 September 1917, and transferred to 5th Australian Divisional Rest Station the same day (influenza); discharged, 3 October 1917; rejoined unit, 4 October 1917.

To 2nd Army Sniping and Observer School, 11 November 1917; rejoined unit, 29 November 1917.

On leave in United Kingdom, 4 January 1918; rejoined unit, 20 January 1918.

Promoted Corporal, 20 September 1918.

Admitted to No 12 Casualty Clearing Station, 5 October 1918 (influenza); transferred to Ambulance Train, 6 October 1918; to No 5 General Hospital, Rouen, 6 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia).

Died, 14 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAMPBELL David Morrison

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