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Military Service

Final Rank

Second Lieutenant

Service Number

765
- First World War, 1914-1918

Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne

Death date: 1916-09-03

Death place: France

Donald Gordon Campbell enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force in August 1914. Prior to enlisting, he was a station overseer in Western Australia. He departed Freemantle aboard HMAT Ascanius on 2 November 1914 and served in Palestine and France. 

Campbell began his military service with the rank of private but by September 1916 he had been promoted three times and held the rank of second lieutenant. Donald Campbell was 31 years old when he was killed in action at Mouquet Farm, France on 3 September 1916 and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.