(Service number 7/26.)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank||Trooper|
|Date||25 December 1886||Place of Birth||Londonderry, Ireland|
|Date||13 August 1914||Age||28 yrs|
|Address at Enlistment||Willowbridge|
|Previous Military Experience||Volunteer Battalion Gordon Highlanders|
|Next of Kin||William John CAMPBELL, Willowbridge|
|Medical Information||Height 5 feet 10 inches. Weight 164 lbs. Chest measurement 35-38 inches. Complexion dark. Eyes hazel. Hair dark brown. Eyes both 6/6. Hearing and colour vision good. Limbs and chest well formed. Full movement of joints. Heart and lungs normal. Teeth good. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily and mental health. No slight defects. Raised irregular shaped scar in left groin.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Mounted Rifles|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Tahiti or Athenic|
|Embarked From||Lyttelton, Canterbury||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Mounted Rifles|
|Service Medals||1914-15 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|
|Date||22 September 1916||Reason||No longer physically fit for war service on accouunt of illness contracted on active service|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
29 March 1916 admitted to No. 1 N.Z. Stationary Hospital at Salonika, with fracture to the olecranon. 30 March 1916 admitted to N. Z. General Hospital at Cairo, with a fracture - improving. 6 May 1916 discharged to Aotea Convalescent Home at Heliopolis, still suffering from the fracture to the olecranen. 29 May 1916 admitted to 2 Australian Sty. Hosp. at Tel-el-Kebir, with heatstroke. Thereafter awaiting return to New Zealand, suffering heatstroke and neurasthenia, and subsequent injury to ankles 11 June 1916 he was invalided from Suez to N. Z. per "Willochra" and struck strength of N.Z.E.F., suffering from neurasthemia.
|Date||3 April 1963||Age||77 yrs|
|Place of Death||Waimate|
|Notices||Timaru Herald, 4 April 1963|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Waimate Lawn Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
David CAMPBELL was born in 1886 in Londonderry, Ireland. When David CAMPBELL enlisted, he was farming at Willowbridge in partnership with W. J. CAMPBELL (William John? brother? father? Is David a brother of Thomas who also enlisted?). From March to June 1916, David suffered a great deal with injuries (fractured arm; ankles) and illnesses (neurasthenia; heatstroke). At the Proceedings of the Medical Board of 1 September 1916, he was found to be suffering from an injured chest (continuous pain in the chest) and heatstroke, which were caused by his service at Gallipoli. His progress was only fair and the disability was likely to continue for 12 months; therefore Discharge was recommended. David returned to New Zealand per the "Willochra", leaving on 16 July 1916 and arriving on 22 September 1916. His next-of-kin at death was Mrs M. CAMPBELL, 5 Betten Street, Waimate (widow). David had married Mon Sevicke JONES in 1921. Two sons, David Franklin Sevicke CAMPBELL (teacher, Rangiora School) and Arthur Derek CAMPBELL (chemistry professor at Otago University), were trustees in his will, where he set out very specific provisions for the handling of his estate and made the usual provision for his wife. Another son, John Burnside CAMPBELL, was given the option of purchasing the farm. David returned to farming, at Hook near Waimate. He and Mona retired to Waimate not long before his death in 1963. He was accorded RSA honours at his funeral in Waimate.
Cenotaph Database [01 April 2014]; N Z Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5530 0022202) [11 July 2014]; Timaru Herald, 4 April 1963 (Timaru District Library) [15 July 2014]; NZ Electoral Rolls (ancestry.com.au) [July 2014]
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