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Regimental number6122
Place of birthBangor, Co. Down, Ireland
Place of birthBangor, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShip's cook
AddressFremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height6' 0"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinSister, Sarah Cogley, Liverpool, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 March 1916
Place of enlistmentFremantle, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mark W. and Jane CAMPBELL
Discharge date13 December 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 9 August 1916. Found guilty at sea, 22 August 1916, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he gambled with cards after 'Lights Out' knowing it was contrary to orders: awarded 40 hours' detention. Found guilty at sea, 2 September 1916, of breaking ship at 5 pm until arrested by Picquet at 9 pm, 31 August 1916: awarded 96 hours' detention. Disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 January 1917; taken on strength, 16th Bn, 21 January 1917.

Admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 3 February 1917 (TB lungs), and transferred same day to 1/1 South Midland Division Casualty Clearing Station; to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 4 February 1917; to England, 14 February 1917 (pulmonary tuberculosis), and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 15 February 1917; to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 12 March 1917; discharged for return to Australia, 4 May 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Miltiades', 4 May 1917; disembarked Fremantle, 24 June 1917; discharged Perth (medically unfit), 13 December 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 June 1925
Age at death41
Place of burialLiverpool, England
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAMPBELL Samuel

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