William Alexander Campbell

First Name: 
William
Middle Name: 
Alexander
Last Name: 
Campbell
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, August 14, 1895
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth Campbell nee Houston
Father's Name: 
William Campbell
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, April 10, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
20th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

William Campbell (Service No 5804) was born in Austinmer, N.S.W.

At enlistment, Walter was single, 21 years old, worked as a miner and lived at Balgownie, N.S.W.; Walter had served 3 years with the militia.  He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A40 Ceramic with 20th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement on 7th October 1916.

He arrived in England on 21st November 1916 and joined 20th Battalion in the field on 1st August 1917 and saw service on the Western Front.  William was referred to as a 'bandsman' while he was serving with 20th Battalion (see p. 21 of his National Archives of Australia papers - NAA: B2455, CAMPBELL W A)

He was admitted to hospital sick in December 1918 and returned to Australia in January 1919.

William was discharged, medically unfit, due to nephritis on 1st May 1919.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CAMPBELL W A

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