(Service number 10/1202)

Aliases Willie
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 14 January 1881 Place of Birth Dunedin

Enlistment Information

Date 21 October 1914 Age 33 years 9 months
Address at Enlistment Masterton
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs A. CAMPBELL (mother), 12 Victoria Street, Timaru. Later of Barnard Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information Height 5 feet 6 inches. Weight 154 lbs. Chest measurement 35-38 inches. Complexion dark. Eyes blue. Hair black. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing & colour vision both normal. Limbs well formed. Full and perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. Teeth good. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. No vaccination mark. Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. Fit.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 2nd Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Wellington Infantry Battalion
Date 14 December 1914
Transport Verdala or Willochra or Knight of the Garter
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns Egyptian; Balkan (Gallipoli)
Service Medals 1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards

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Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Hospital - disease, wounds. Wounded in action at Dardanelles, Gallipoli, on 27 April 1915 - bullet wound to the buttock - admitted to 1st australian General Hospital. 12 September 1915 admitted to 19th General Hospital at Alexandria, dangerously ill with enteric.

Post-war Occupations


Date 13 September 1915 Age 33 years
Place of Death Alexandria Hospital, Egypt
Cause Died of disease - enteric
Notices Otago Daily Times, 11 October 1915
Memorial or Cemetery Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Memorial Reference F. 127.
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Campbell, 10/1202, was the son of William and Annie Campbell. He embarked at Wellington on 14 December 1914, bound for Egypt, where he disembarked on 29 January 1915. On 27 April 1915 he was wounded in action at the Dardanelles. On recovering he joined his unit, Wellington Infantry, again at the Dardanelles. When his medals were sent to his mother in 1921 and 1923, she had moved to Barnard Street. She acknowledged receipt of these with thanks. Likewise the plaque and scroll in 1921.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [30 July 2016]; N Z Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5530 0022501) [31 July 2014]; CWGC [30 July 2016]; Dominion, 05 June 1915, New Zealand Herald, 24 September 1915, Tuapeka Times, 25 September 1915, Otago Daily Times, 11 October 1915 (Papers Past) [30 & 31 July 2016]

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