Birth date: 1885
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Death date: 3 September 1916
Death place: France
Final rank: Second Lieutenant
Service number: 765 - First World War, 1914-1918
  • 11th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 51st Australian Infantry Battalion

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.

Rolls and Awards

Roll of Honour

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of Death: 3 September 1916
  • Unit: 51st Australian Infantry Battalion

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of embarkation: 31 October 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Fremantle

Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Files

  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Unit: 51st Australian Infantry Battalion

Collection Items

Private Record

Campbell, Donald Gordon (Lieutenant, b.? - d.1916)

Collection relating to service of Lieutenant Donald Gordon Campbell, 51 Battalion, Gallipoli and France, 1915-1916. Collection includes letter describing the Dardanelles actions, 25-26 April 1915, written by Campbell to his mother in Australia. Copy made available to the Australian War Memorial... Maker: Campbell, Donald Gordon

1DRL/0186 (With records)

Digitised Collection

Letter from Donald Gordon Campbell to his Mother, 1915

Typescript copy of a letter relating to the First World War service of 765 Corporal Donald Gordon Campbell, 51st Battalion. The original letter was written by Donald Campbell to his mother on 6 May 1915 and describes the Dardanelles landing and his involvement in subsequent actions at Gallipoli. ...



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