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Percy William CAMPBELL

Regimental number6489
Place of birthHillside New South Wales
AddressHolbrook, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, S P Campbell, Little Billabong, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Hargicourt 18-21 September 1918.
Recommendation date: 2 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Kent Fedorowich

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near HARGICOURT from 18th to 21st September, 1918. As Company Stretcher Bearer during the whole of the engagement, Private CAMPBELL worked fearlessly over an area heavily shelled and swept by machine gun fire. He displayed untiring energy in his attention to wounded and his coolness courage and determination set a splendid example.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 November 1958
Age at death60
Place of burialParkes Cemetery, New South Wales

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