CAMPBELL, George William Henry
(Service number 34596)

Aliases Enlisted as George William
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 8 November 1876 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Cook
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs H. CAMPBELL (mother), Orari, South Canterbury
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Reinforcements, G Company
Date 30 December 1916
Transport AthenicĀ 
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Liberation Date


Date 21 May 1919 Reason Termination of period of engagement

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Date 15 April 1939 Age 62 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Geraldine Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George William Henry CAMPBELL, born on 8 November 1878 at Timaru, was the son of Hugh and Charlotte CAMPBELL. George left Timaru on 23 August 1915 as part of South Canterbury's quota for the 20th Reinforcements. The men were entertained at the Stafford Tea Rooms by the Ladies Committee of the South Canterbury Patriotic War Relief Society, before assembling at the Drill shed and being addressed by the Mayor, the M.P. and the Rev. Rodgers. They then marched to the Railway Station. He was to return to New Zealand by the "Corinthic" (Draft 236), due at Lyttelton on 22 April 1919.


Cenotaph Database [03 July 2015]; Timaru Herald, 23 August 1916, Otago Daily Times, 10 April 1919 (Papers Past) [03 July 2015]

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