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Ernest Edward CAMPBELL

Regimental number2582
Place of birthNewry, Cork, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShearer
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 9.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinDaughter, Olive Campbell, Brisbane High School, Wickham Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years, 2nd Bushman's Company (finished his time).
Enlistment date23 May 1915
Place of enlistmentCunnamulla, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Discharge date9 May 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 16 August 1915; joined unit, Gallipoli Peninsula, 18 November 1915; promoted to Corporal, 4 December 1915; disembarked Alexandria, Egypt, 4 January 1916; taken on strength of 49th Bn, Serapeum, 2 April 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916; appointed Lance Sergeant, 2 August 1916; promoted to Sergeant, 22 August 1916.

Wounded in action, 3 September 1916; admitted to 4th General Hospital, Camiers, 5 September 1916 (gun shot wound to right knee); to England, 15 September 1916; admitted to Graylingwell War Hospital, Chichester, England, 16 September 1916; transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, 6 November 1916; discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Weymouth, 11 November 1916; placed on Supernumerary List, 3 December 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Benalla', from Plymouth, 13 February 1917; disembarked Brisbane, 10 April 1917; discharged, 9 May 1917 (medically unfit: gun shot wound to right knee).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAMPBELL Ernest Edward

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