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Thomas Frederick CAMPBELL

Regimental number3478
Place of birthFermanagh, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShop assistant
Address97 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 6.75"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Katherine Campbell, Lismarick, Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 August 1915
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, 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 Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front.

Embarked Alexandria, 21 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 27 March 1916; to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 29 March 1916; taken on strength, 26th Bn, 9 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 5 August 1916, (gun shot wound, back); admitted and transferred by Motor Ambulance, 4th Field Ambulance, 5 August 1916; to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 6 August 1916, to 26th General Hospital, 6 August 1916; transferred to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 7 September 1916.

Marched out of 26th Bn in to 31st Bn, 7 October 1916; taken on strength, 9 October 1916.

Admitted to No 36 Casualty Clearing Station (trench foot), 31 October 1916; transferred by Ambulance Train to No 1 Convalescent Depot, 2 November 1916; to 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 4 November 1916; embarked HS 'Newhaven' to England, and admitted to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 5 November 1916.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 8 December 1916; to Draft Depot, 4 Camp, Perham Downs, 30 December 1916; marched into No 1 Command Depot, 15 February 1917 (classified B1a); marched into Perham Downs from APO, Tidworth, 28 March 1917.

Admitted No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, 15 April 1917; discharged 11 May 1917; period of treatment for venereal disease: 27 days.

Proceeded to 2nd Division Base, France, to reinforce 26th Bn, 29 May 1917.

Found guilty, 4 April 1917, of (1) failing to return to camp (2) remaining absent from 9.30pm 4 April 1917 to 3pm 6 April 1917: awarded 21 days' detention; forfeited a total of 26 days' pay.

Admitted to 39th General Hospital, 2 June 1917 (venereal disease).

Proceeded to 2nd Division Base, 1 July 1917; taken on strength 26th Bn, 31 July 1917.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 24 August 1917 (accidental cut ankle).

Rejoined 26th Bn, Belgium, 26 September 1917.

Admitted 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 12 October 1917 (diarrhoea).

Rejoined 26th Bn, 10 November 1917; proceeded on English leave, 24 February 1918; rejoined 26th Bn, 12 March 1918.

Admitted 4th Australian Field Ambulance and to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, 12 June 1918 (pyrexia unknown origin).

Rejoined 26th Bn, 19 June, 1918; to Training Bn, 15 August 1918; detached to Corps School, 3 October 1918.

Admitted 3rd Australian General Hospital, 16 October 1918 (influenza).

Promoted Corporal, 17 October 1918; proceeded to join unit, 15 December 1918; rejoined 26th Bn, France, 24 December 1918; on leave to United Kingdom, 23 January 1918; rejoined 26th Bn 15 February 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 25 March 1919; disembarked Weymouth, England, 26 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ypiringa', 15 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 5 July 1919; discharged Brisbane.

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

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