Frederick Charles John CAMPBELL

CAMPBELL, Frederick Charles John

Service Number: 8350
Enlisted: 5 July 1915, at Keswick
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
Born: Unley, South Australia, November 1884
Home Town: Mile End, City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
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World War 1 Service

5 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 8350, 6th Field Artillery Brigade , at Keswick
22 Nov 1915: Involvement Sergeant, SN 8350, 6th Field Artillery Brigade
22 Nov 1915: Embarked Sergeant, SN 8350, 6th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Persic, Melbourne
19 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column

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Biography contributed by Modbury High School

Frederick Charles John Campbell was born in approximately November 1884 in Unley, South Australia. At the age of 30, Frederick would sign himself up to fight for his country of Australia in the First World War. On July 5th 1915 Frederick was registered to the 6th Field Artillery Brigade. 

He was initially attached to the 6th Field Artillery Brigade but, after arriving in France in late 1916, was promoted to Second Lieutenant and posted to the 22nd Field Artillery Brigade. In the reorganisation of the Australian artillery in early 1917 he was posted to the X2a Trench Mortar Battery, part of the 2nd Division. In August 1917 he was detached to the 5th Field Artillery Battery, which was made permanent in September; by this stage he was a Lieutenant. In march 1918 he was transferred to the 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column. In June 1918 he suffered a bout of influenza.

His appointment was terminated (that is, he was discharged from the AIF back in Adelaide in October 1919.