CAMPBELL, Colin Clyde

Service Number: 229
Enlisted: 16 March 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 42nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Ipswich, Queensland, 27 September 1874
Home Town: Mourilyan, Cassowary Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Commercial traveller
Died: Natural causes, Brisbane, Queensland, 2 July 1942, aged 67 years
Cemetery: Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens & Crematorium, Queensland
Memorial Location: Columbarium 12/Sec 10; AT Mt Thompson Memorial Gardens & Crematorium. Also (DVA) Official Commemoration - Memorial Location: Wall 10, Row Q; AT the Queensland Garden of Remembrance (within the grounds) Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery - Graham Rd - Bridgeman Downs, Qld.
Memorials: Ipswich Men and Women of Ipswich WW1 Roll of Honour
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, 229, 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry

World War 1 Service

16 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Captain, Brisbane, Queensland
8 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Captain, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane
8 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Captain, 42nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Sydney
24 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Major, 42nd Infantry Battalion

The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947)Friday 3 July 1942 - Page 4

Major Colin Clyde Campbell, MBE, VD, 67, who was cremated at Mt Thompson Crematorium today saw service in two wars— the Boer War and the Great War 1914-18.
Prior to enlisting for service with the first contingent to South Africa he gave up his commission as a lieutenant in the old Moreton Regiment to go away as a private under Major Riccardo.
He went overseas with the early reinforcements of the 9th Battalion AIF in 1914 and after being in valided home through wounds he returned to the front with the 42nd Battalion, holding the rank of captain. He was later appointed to a training camp at Lark Hill, Salisbury. He became a major and was appointed commandant of Weymouth Convalescent Camp. He was decorated with the MBE for services to the Empire. After discharge frbm the forces he conducted a fruit and poultry farm at Cleveland until he retired to live at Southport.
Major Campbell is survived by Mrs Campbell and six sons. Four of whom are serving with the RAAF and Army, one of them Donald G. being recently posted as miss ing.
Major R. Campbell, of the VDC; Messrs G. A. Campbell, of the Queensland National Bank, Brisbane, are brothers; Misses M.M. Campbell (New Farm) and G. C. and B. D. (Church of England Grammar School, East Brisbane), are sisters.


The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933)Monday 14 August 1933 - Page 10

Major Colin Clyde Campbell, M.B.E.,V.D. (Reserve of Officers), joined the Brisbane Field Artillery in 1893 was transferred to the Moreton Regiment in 1896, became lieutenant in 1899, and, in 1904, attained the rank of captain.
In the South African War he served in the ranks with the 1st Queensland Mounted Infantry from 1899 to 1901.
He joined the Australian Imperial Force, and, in February, 1915, was appointed captain of the 42nd Battalion, was major in August, 1916, and was mentioned
in despatches in 1918, and awarded the M.B.E. In 1920 he was transferred to the Reserve of Officers, in which he still is.


Campbell Colin Clyde 229 - 42nd Battalion, D Company

A Campbell on the Wooroolin WW1 Honour Board was in fact Colin Clyde Campbell, born 1874, an elder brother of Geo A Campbell the Wooroolin Queensland National Bank Manager from 1910 to 1918. Whilst George lived at Wooroolin he married Doris Ellwood, the Aunt of Alan & June Elwood, at Kingaroy. At his farewell party in 1918 there was a presentation, made by Mr. J. E. Jones, of a Loewe and Co. pipe and gold-mounted tobacco poach from Mrs A. Jessen in recognition of Mr. Campbell's valuable assistance to her in a business capacity. JE Jones was my Dad’s Uncle and Mrs Jessen was my Dads Grandmother….
Colin Campbell served in the Boer War and has 2 separate records in the Australian Army during WW1. He first enlisted on 16 Mar 1915 9th Infantry Battalion at Brisbane giving his mother Mary Campbell as next of kin. Captain Colin Campbell’s unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A15 Star of England on 8 April 1915. He was ill with Enteric Fever and hospitalised at New Zealand stationary hospital, Port Said per an article in The Queenslander Saturday 25 September 1915 - Page 13. He returned to Australia on 4 Nov 1915 as the medical board stated he would take 3 months to recover.
Captain Colin Campbell reenlisted in the Australian Army on 14 Feb 1916 in the 42nd Battalion, D Company this time giving his brother George Campbell, Wooroolin, as NOK. His unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916.
How interesting the Ken Patterson, also on the Wooroolin WW1 Honour Board, was in the same unit but it looks like Colin Campbell led a very different life in the army. On 28 Aug 1916 Colin Campbell was promoted to Major. In late 1916 he was sent to England and in Feb 1917 he acted as escort to HM The King on the occasion of opening of Parliament. He was awarded an MBE in Jan 1918.
During his time in England he married Doris King in Dec 1917 and returned to Australia with his wife and child on 10 May 1919.
Major Colin Campbell MBE died in 1942 and is buried at Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens & Crematorium, Queensland
He is also remembered at the Queensland Garden of Remembrance (within the grounds) Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery - Graham Rd - Bridgeman Downs, Qld Memorial Location: Wall 10, Row Q.
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