John Duncan CAMPBELL

CAMPBELL, John Duncan

Service Number: 286
Enlisted: 3 January 1916, Brisbane, Qld.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 42nd Infantry Battalion
Born: North Pine, Qld., 16 August 1887
Home Town: North Pine, Queensland
Schooling: North Pine State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: War Related Injuries, Queensland, 18 October 1925, aged 38 years
Cemetery: Lawnton Cemetery
Memorials: North Pine State School Roll of Honour, Petrie North Pine Presbyterian Church Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

3 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 286, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Qld.
5 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, 286, 42nd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Borda embarkation_ship_number: A30 public_note: ''
5 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, 286, 42nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

John's parents were Colin Campbell and Christina Shaw, of Petrie, North Coast Line. When he enlisted in January 1916 he was working as a ‘timber getter' at Petrie. After the war he lived with his sister and brother in law, James and Isabel Ferguson at North Pine. John died aged 38 as a result of a war injury, he never married. Two of John's brothers enlisted, Donald [Captain] and Thomas Allen [3337] who both returned home.

Petrie, Tuesday - The death occurred here of Mr. John Duncan Campbell, fourth son of the late Mr. Colin Campbell, at the age of 38 years.  Mr. Campbell, who was a native of ths district, enlisted in Feburary, 1916, in the 42nd Battalion, and saw a considerable amount of active service, being mentioned for bravery. He was invalided home n October, 1919, but never recovered, being bed ridden for the last six years.  The funeral took place at Lawnton.