Second Lieutenant Donald Gordon Campbell

Service Number 765
Birth Date 09 May 1885
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Death Date 03 September 1916
Death Place France
Final Rank Second Lieutenant
Units

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.

Collection items

Rolls

  • Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Files

    Rank
    Second Lieutenant
    Unit
    51st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
  • Roll of Honour

    Rank
    Second Lieutenant
    Fate
    Killed in action
    Date of Fate
    03 September 1916
    Service
    Australian Army
    Unit
    51st Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War Embarkation Roll

    Rank
    Private
    Place of Embarkation
    Fremantle
    Embarkation Ship
    HMAT Ascanius A11
    Date of Embarkation
    31 October 1914
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918

Timeline

Date of birth 1885
Date of embarkation 1914-11-02
Date of death 1916-09-03

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