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John Wilson CAMPBELL

Regimental number7480
Place of birthInnisrush, Co Derry, Ireland
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E V Campbell, 97 New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 January 1917
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date21 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 14 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917; marched in to 4th Training Bn, Codford, 27 August 1917; transferred to 12th Training Bn, 4 November 1917; proceeded overseas to France, 4 December 1917; marched in to 3rd Australian Division Base Depot, Rouelles, France, 5 December 1917; marched out to unit, 9 December 1917; taken on strength of 42nd Bn, 17 December 1917.

Wounded in action and admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 27 May 1918 (gassed); transferred to 55th Casualty Clearing Station, 29 May 1918; to 10th Ambulance Train, 9 June 1918; to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 9 June 1918 (gun shot wound: gas shell); to England, 12 June 1918; admitted to Bath War Hospital, England, 14 June 1918; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 1 July 1918; discharged from hospital and granted leave, 6 July to 19 July 1918.

Marched in to Hurdcott Command Depot, 6 July 1918; marched in to overseas Training Bn, Longbridge Deverill, 13 September 1918; transferred to Reinforcements of 15th Bn, 5 October 1918; proceeded overseas to France, 12 October 1918; marched in to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, France, 13 October 1918; marched out to unit, 15 October 1918; taken on strength of 15th Bn, 16 October 1918; detached to 4th 'Connaught' Party, 25 April 1919; marched out to England, 2 May 1919; embarked Havre, 9 May 1919; marched in to Hurdcott Command Depot, England, 10 May 1919.

Admitted to General Hospital, Parkhouse, 2 June 1919 (sick); discharged and marched in to Hurdcott Command Depot, 17 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Frankfurt', 1 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 20 August 1919; discharged, 21 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 October 1982

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