Biography

Birth date: 1885
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Death date: 03 September 1916
Death place: France
Final rank: Second Lieutenant
Service number: 765 - First World War, 1914-1918
Units:
  • 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.

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Rolls and Awards

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of Death: 03 September 1916
  • Unit: 51st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Rank: Private
  • Date of embarkation: 02 November 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Fremantle
  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Unit: 51st Australian Infantry Battalion

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