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Donald Hugh CAMPIGLI

Regimental number1454
Place of birthBunyip, Victoria
Address75 Railway Place, Williamstown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, L Campigli, 75 Railway Place, Williamstown, Victoria
Enlistment date11 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollCorps Signals Company
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1915
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry on the night of the 9th-10th May, 1915, near Gaba Tepe (Dardanelles). During a sortie from Quinn's Post, Lance-Corporal Cawley, accompanied by another non-commissioned officer, advanced with great coolness and courage, past the first line of the enemy's trenches to a tent some distance in the rear. They killed all the occupants, and cut the telephone wires, which connected it with the fire trenches, thus preventing communication from the rear.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 8844
Date: 6 September 1915

Date of death21 December 1952

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