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John Alexander CAMPBELL

Regimental number5320
Place of birthTyrone, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressDalby, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 9.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Isabel Campbell, Malakoff Road, Dalby, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 March 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 November 1917
Discharge date16 February 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 8 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 October 1916; marched into 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, 20 October 1916; admitted to Parkhouse Hospital, 6 December 1916 (mumps); marched into 7th Training Bn from hospital, 21 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France 16 January 1917; taken on strength, 26th Bn, 24 January 1917.

Wounded in action, 1 May 1917, and admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance and transferred to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station (shrapnel wound, chest and neck); transferred by Ambulance Train to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 3 May 1917 (gunshot wound, chin); to England, 12 May 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, 14 May 1917; to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 20 September 1917; discharged on furlough, 29 September 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 13 October 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Themistocles', 5 November 1917; disembarked Sydney, 3 January 1918, for onward overland to Brisbane; discharged, 16 February 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAMPBELL John Alexander

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