Robert William CAMPBELL

CAMPBELL, Robert William

Service Number: 4451
Enlisted: 2 August 1915, Pyramid Hill, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rodney, Victoria, Australia, 2 August 1893
Home Town: Knowsley, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Knowsley East School & Bendigo Continuation School
Occupation: State School Teacher
Died: Killed in Action, France, 23 November 1916, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bendigo Great War Roll of Honor, Mologa War Memorial, Pyramid Hill Central Mologa School Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

2 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4451, 7th Infantry Battalion, Pyramid Hill, Victoria
28 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4451, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
28 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 4451, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
23 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4451, 57th Infantry Battalion, 'The Winter Offensive' - Flers/Gueudecourt winter of 1916/17

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"..4451 Private Robert William Campbell, 7th (later 57th) Battalion, of Knowsley, Victoria. A school teacher prior to enlisting, he embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Themistocles (A32) on 28 January 1916. On 23 November 1916, he was killed in action in the Needle Trench near Gueudecourt, France, aged 23. He has no known grave and is remembered with honour on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France." - SOURCE (