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John Thomas CAMPBELL

Regimental number2323
Place of birthGreenwell Point, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressKinghorn Street, Nowra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 9"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Campbell, Kinghorn Street, Nowra, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A56 Palermo on 18 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 9 November 1917
Place of death or woundingPalestine
Age at death19.11
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialGaza War Cemetery (Plot XVIII, Row F, Grave No. 10), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
5
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and S.A. CAMPBELL, East Street, Nowra, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3364 Pte Harry William CAMPBELL, 54th Bn, killed in action, 24 April 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Admitted to Government Hospital, Suez, 21 May 1916 (mumps); discharged to duty, 4 June 1916; taken on strength, 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel-el-Kebir, 10 June 1916.

Transferred to 7th Light Horse Regiment, 5 August 1916.

[no details of service between 5 August 1916 and 1 June 1917].

Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 1 June 1917 (bayonet thrust left foot); transferred to 54th Casualty Clearing Station, 1 June 1917; to Hospital Train, 2 June 1917; to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, El Arish, 2 June 1917; to 36th Stationary Hospital, Mahamdiya, 9 June 1917; Court of Inquiry held on 10 June 1917 found that the injury was accidental; discharged to 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, 26 June 1917.

Transferred to 7th Light Horse Regiment, El Fara, 13 July 1917.

Detached for suty with Camp Commandant, Divisional Headquarters, 21 July 1917; rejoined 7th Light Horse Regiment, 4 August 1917.

Killed in action, 9 November 1917.

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

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