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Herbert CAMPBELL

Regimental number1541
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address49 Avendel Street, Forest Lodge, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 8.75"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ada Campbell, 49 Avendel Street, Forest Lodge, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years, 4th Irish Dragoon Guards.
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 August 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Moldavia on 2 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 4 March 1919
Discharge date12 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt

Admitted to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 28 February 1916; discharged to duty, 7 March 1916; absorbed into 12th Light Horse Regiment, Heliopolis, 4 April 1916. Taken on strength of 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel-el-Kebir, 6 April 1916. Taken on strength of 12th Light Horse Regiment, Serapeum, 22 July 1916; detached to 2nd Light Horse Brigade, Romani, 24 July 1916. Taken on strength of 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 5 December 1916. Transferred to 12th Light Horse Regiment, Ferry Post, 20 January 1917.

Admitted to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, Romani, 26 March 1917 (inflamed eye); discharged to unit, 28 March 1917.

Admitted to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, Rafa, 28 June 1917 (dental problems); discharged to unit, 4 July 1917.

Admitted to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, Abu Shunna, 26 July 1917; discharged to unit, 28 July 1917.

Admitted to Rest Camp, Port Said, 10 August 1917; transferred to 31st General Hospital, Port Said, 19 August 1917 (gonnorhoea); discharged to 4th Training Regiment, Port Said, 3 September 1917 (total period of treatment for venereal disease: 15 days); to Imperial School of Instruction, Moascar, 3 October 1917; rejoined unit from school, 16 October 1917.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 17 October 1917; discharged to unit, 25 October 1917. Transferred to 12th Light Horse Regiment, 1 February 1918, and taken on strength, 2 February 1918.

Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 12 November 1918 (rheumatism).

Found guilty at Port Said, 30 November 1918, of (1) irregular conduct, (2) obscene language, (3) no identity disc, (4) being absent without leave from ward, 2.00 pm, 28 November, to 9.15 pm, 28 November 1918: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2; discharged to field punishment compound, 30 November 1918. Marched into 4th Training Regiment, Moascar, 13 December 1918; moved out to field, 26 January 1919; rejoined unit from hospital, 28 January 1919; moved out of the field, 5 February 1919.

Embarked Kantara on HT 'Port Sydney', 4 March 1919; arrived Melbourne, 11 April 1919, for onward travel to 2nd Military District. Discharged Sydney, 12 September 1919.

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

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