Service Number: 29
Enlisted: 29 March 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion
Born: Bombala, New South Wales, Australia, 1900
Home Town: Ballina, Ballina, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Fromelles, France, 20 July 1916
Cemetery: Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Bethune, Nord Pas de Calais
Plot I, Row L, Grave No. 79 Listed on the Wardell & District Honour Roll
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

29 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 29, 26th Infantry Battalion
24 May 1915: Involvement Private, 29, 26th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
24 May 1915: Embarked Private, 29, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Brisbane
20 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, 29, 31st Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 29 awm_unit: 31st Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1916-07-20
Date unknown: Involvement 31st Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

John Campbell was the son of John and Elizabeth Campbell and was born in Bombala New South Wales during 1900. His mother and father both died when he was only about five years of age. John Campbell was only 16 years of age when he died at Fromelles during 1916.

He had one brother and two sisters. His older brother, 3259 William Campbell 47th Battalion AIF was killed in action at Messines in Belgium the following year, 7 June 1917.

The only two remaining members of his family were his sister Margaret, age 14 when he died and Elizabeth who was 12 years of age. Margaret corresponded with the AIF over the years about receiving her brother medals, personal effects and photographs of their graves. She married at age 19 in 1921 and changed her name to Margaret Rundle.