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Gordon CAMPBELL

Regimental number529
Place of birthWarrnambool, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationDriver
AddressWattle Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, E Campbell, Warrnambool, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentQuartermaster Sergaent
Unit name38th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 20 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 4 February 1920
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 12th October 1917, East of YPRES, he displayed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. This N.C.O. was in charge of a Signal Station, and showed utter fearlessness and great initiative in carrying out his work. Under very heavy fire, he maintained communications and on his own initiative made several reconnaissances, collecting information of value which he sent back to his company Commander and which helped greatly towards clearing up an obscure situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Discharge date28 March 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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