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Victor Alexander CAMPS

Regimental number631
Place of birthWickham, New South Wales
SchoolWickham Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFettler
Address57 Fleming Street, Wickham, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 2.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, Frederick Camps, 57 Fleming Street, Wickham, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row K, Grave No 44), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
116
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick Ellis Camps and Hannah CAMPS, 15 The Avenue, Maryville, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.

Embarked Aexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Statement, Red Cross File No 681006, 145 Pte C.R. DAWSON, C Company, 30th Bn, 15 January 1917: 'He was killed just outside our parapet at Fleurbaix on July 20th, shot through the heart. I helped to bury his body the next day, just behind the trench in the cemetery there.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAMPS Victor Alexander
Red Cross file 681006

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