CAMPBELL, Herbert Malcolm
(Service number 6/425)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||17 May 1891||Place of Birth||Roxburgh|
|Date||13 August 1914||Age||23|
|Address at Enlistment||Geraldine|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||M. Campbell (father), Geraldine|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Tahiti or Athenic|
|Embarked From||Lyttelton||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Service Medals||1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||25 April 1915||Age||24|
|Place of Death||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Notices||Otago Daily Times, Issue 16425, 2 July 1915, Page 4|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Geraldine War Memorial|
Son of Malcolm and Margaret nee McAra Campbell of Geraldine.
Herbert attended Roxburgh School in 1896 and then Forbury School in 1904, leaving in Jun 1904 to move to Timaru. Herbert worked in his father's orchard in Geraldine.
Herbert was killed on 25 April in the Gallipoli landing, but initially reported missing. He death was confirmed on 23 May 1914. The North Otago Times, Volume CI, Issue 13280, 29 May 1915, Page 6 records: “Private Herbert Malcolm (Campbell (Canterbury Battalion) was born in Roxburgh on March 15th 1891. He held two championship medals for shooting, one for Timaru Main School and one as champion of South Canterbury when a school cadet,he worked with his father as a fruit-grower in Geraldine, his father following that calling at Roxburgh and at Geraldine. Both parents are natives of Dunedin, He was well and favourably known in sporting circles, at some time being a member of the Geraldine Bowling, Hockey, and Football Clubs. He was also well known to road racing cyclists in Canterbury. He was three years in the local Volunteer Corps, three years a Territorial, and when he enlisted was on the Reserve Corps. He has always taken a keen interest in soldiering.”
Cenotaph Nov 2013; Paperspast http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/ ; Births, Deaths & Marriages online www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz
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