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Gordon Cathcart CAMPBELL

Date of birth4 June 1885
Place of birthBlackwood, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBarrister and solicitor
Addressc/o Colin Campbell Executor Trustee and Agency Company, Grenfell Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs I Campbell, Colin Campbell Executor Trustee and Agency Company, Grenfell Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date11 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name10th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Promotions

Captain


Unit: 10th Battalion
Promotion date: 24 October 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Great courage and ability at Pozieres.
Recommendation date: 6 October 1916

Bar to Military Cross (Awarded)


Determination, skill and gallantry in commanding Company and valuable re-organisation work, assisting materially in the success of operations.(Polygon Wood 10-22 September 1917).
Recommendation date: 7 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919
Medals

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Bar to Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While his battalion was assembling for an attack it came under a very heavy barrage. With great coolness and determination and utter disregard of personal safety, he reorganized his own company, and then assisted in reorganizing the rest of the battalion. Throughout the operations his work was admirable, and he was largely responsible for the success achieved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross and Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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