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Harrison McDouall CAMPBELL

Regimental number282
Date of birth8 May 1889
Place of birthLowburn Ferry, Otago, New Zealand`
Other NamesCAMPBELL, Harrison McDowell
SchoolPublic School and Secondary School, New Zealand
Age on arrival in Australia19
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Campbell, Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand
Enlistment date8 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name27th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF27
Promotion date: 29 September 1915

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Initiative and courage in taking charge of his company after senior officers had become casualties, and rendering valuable services. (Pozieres).
Recommendation date: 16 August 1916

Military Cross

For good work and gallantry in action on 4-5 August 1916.
Recommendation date: 17 September 1917

FateDied of wounds 23 November 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot VI, Row A, Grave No. 2, Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Harriet CAMPBELL, Lowburn Ferry, Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand

Military Cross

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

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

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