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Harold Alfred Maurice CAMPBELL

Regimental number16261
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationReporter
AddressNorth Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, F J Campbell, Norseman, Western Australia
Enlistment date28 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNovember 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 29 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 28 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 24th/25th April 1918, North East of CACHY near VILLERS BRETONNEUX, Private CAMPBELL was Stretcher Bearing from the R.A.P., and he was continuously engaged in carrying wounded over heavy ground which was swept by shell and machine gun fire. Though wounded on the night of the 24th April 1918 he refused to leave his squad, carrying on his work with the greatest courage and endurance till ordered off duty by his Officer commanding. his fine example was a great encouragement to the rest of the bearers at a time when their endurance was strained to the utmost pitch.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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