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Spencer Colin CAMPBELL

Regimental number445
Place of birthToowoomba, Queensland
Other NamesColin Spencer
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationRailway employee
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8.75"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinFather, Jack Campbell, Chief Warder, Hospital for Insane, Willowburn, Toowoomba, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date10 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 November 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 15 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollTemporary Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 27 March 1920
Discharge date15 June 1920
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 446 Pte Cyril Emery CAMPBELL, 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 8 May 1916; 2350 Pte Stanley Gordon CAMPBELL, returned to Australia, 11 May 1919.
Other details

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 3 August 1915.

Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 5 November 1915 (rheumatism and anaemia), and transferred to to Casualty Clearing Station; to Hospital Ship, 6 November 1915; to Malta, and admitted to Ricasoli Hospital, 12 November 1915; transferred to St Andrew's Convalescent Hospital, Ghain Tuffeha, 4 December 1915; disembarked Alexandria and rejoined unit, Maadi Camp, Egypt, 12 January 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 28 February 1916 (no further details recorded).

Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 27 June 1916 (pains in side); discharged to duty, 5 July 1916.

Found guilty, 18 July 1916, of being absent without leave, 14 July: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 1 day's pay.

Admitted to Casualty Clearing Station, 14 September 1916; transferred to 31st General Hospital, Port Said, 18 September 1916; to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, 18 September 1916 (rheumatism); discharged to Base, Port Said, 28 September 1916.

Admitted to 26th Casualty Clearing Station, Kantara, 12 October 1916; transferred to 31st General Hospital, Port Said, 14 October 1916 (inflamed ear: mild); to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 21 October 1916; discharged to Base, Moascar, 3 November 1916; rejoined 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, Sheikh Zowaid, 28 February 1917.

Reported missing in action (probably a prisoner), Bebah, 9 April 1917.

Embarked Constantinople, 3 December 1918; disembarked Southampton from Turkey, 1 January 1919 (Red Cross File states Dover, 4 January 1919).

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 21 May 1919.

Married Margaret Lucy WALLACE, spinster, aged 28, Register Office, Lambeth, London, 9 September 1919.

Commenced return to Australia with wife on board HT 'Zealandic', 27 March 1920; disembarked Sydney, 14 May 1920; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 15 June 1920.

Note, Red Cross File No 0680402K: 'Prisoner of War in Turkey[.] Cert. by A.I.F. Headquarters, 21 April 1917.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFirst given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Spence.
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAMPBELL Spencer Colin
Red Cross File No 0680402K

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