(Service number 10/1202)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||14 January 1881||Place of Birth||Dunedin|
|Date||21 October 1914||Age||33 years 9 months|
|Address at Enlistment||Masterton|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs A. CAMPBELL (mother), 12 Victoria Street, Timaru. Later of Barnard Street, Timaru|
|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.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|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|
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|Last Unit Served With|
|Campaigns||Egyptian; Balkan (Gallipoli)|
|Service Medals||1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal|
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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.
|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|
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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