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Regimental number3555
Place of birthAthlone, Co Westmeath, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Addressc/o Mrs Cott, Roma Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 8"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinBrother, James Campbell, 21 Connaught Street, Athlone, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 August 1915
Place of enlistmentEnoggera, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Div.Salv.Co.
FateReturned to Australia 7 July 1919
Discharge date9 November 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 27 March 1916.

Admitted to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 11 December 1916; discharged to duty, 11 January 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 32 days. Taken on strength, 26th Bn, 25 June 1917.

Proceeded on English leave, 7 August 1917. Posted absent without leave, 18 August 1917. Rejoined unit from absent without leave, Belgium, 14 September 1917. Admitted to 5th Australian field Ambulance, 8 October 1917; transferred to 5th Division Rest Station, 9 October 1917 (myalgia); discharged to duty and rejoined unit, 11 October 1917. Found guilty, 14 October 1917, of being absent without leave in France, 7.30 am, 18 August, until 5 September 1917 (19 days): awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Transferred to 2nd Division Salvage Company, 10 January 1918.

Detached to RTO Railhead, Salerno [?], 18 June 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 28 June 1918. Detached to 17th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, 4 October 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 7 October 1918.

Proceeded on leave, 5 November 1918. Apprenhended by Military Police, London, 12 December 1918. Found guilty, 10 January 1919, of being absent without leave from 20 November to 12 December 1918 (23 days): admonished and forfeited 23 days' pay.

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, 28 January 1919 (bronchitis); rejoined unit, 12 February 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 18 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Chemnitz', 7 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 8 September 1919; discharged Brisbane, 9 November 1919.

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

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