(Service number 49869)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||7 June 1876||Place of Birth||Timaru, Canterbury|
|Date||21 February 1917||Age||40 yrs 8 mths|
|Address at Enlistment||82 Herriot Row, Dunedin|
|Occupation||Salesman (National Mortage Angency Coy, Ltd)|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Mary CAMPBELL (mother), Marston Street, Timaru|
|Medical Information||Height 5 feet 7 inches. Weight 144 lbs. Chest measurement 34-38 inches. Complexion fresh. Eyes blue. Hair light brown. Eyes both 6/6. Hearing good. Colour vision normal. Limbs and chest well formed. Full movement of joints. Heart and lungs normal. Only trivial illnesses. free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated (left arm). Good bodily and mental health. No slight defects. No fits. Deemed Fit Class A.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||26th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company|
|Date||9 June 1917|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Devonport, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Wellington Infantry Regiment|
|Service Medals||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||28 August 1918||Reason||Termination of period of engagement|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
18 December 1917 sick, to hospital.
|Date||16 January 1944||Age||67 yrs|
|Place of Death||Dunedin|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin|
|Memorial Reference||Block 173, Plot 26|
|New Zealand Memorials|
George CAMPBELL was born in 1876 in Timaru, the son of Richard and Mary CAMPBELL. His father had served in the Crimean War. Richard and Mary (with children) had come to New Zealand, from Belfast, Ireland, in 1876, not long before George was born. He was educated at the Timaru Main School. In December 1882 at Timaru Main School, he was recognised for General Proficiency in Class V. In 1900 his mother's contributions of apples and other fruit to the Sailors' Rest were acknowledged. George was over 40 years of age when he enlisted. He embarked for the return to New Zealand on 8 June 1919. When George was discharged, he intended to go to Timaru, but did in fact go to Dunedin, where he was resident when he enlisted.
Cenotaph Database [10 July 2014]; N Z Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5530 0022267) [11 July 2014]; NZ Birth Indexes (DIA historical records) [10 July 2014]; Timaru Herald, 28 December 1882, 8 March 1900 (Papers Past) [12 July 2014]; NZ Electoral Rolls (ancestry.com.au) [15 July 2014]; Andersons Bay Cemetery burial record (Dunedin City Council) [15 July 2014]
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