Donald Hugh CAMPIGLI DCM

CAMPIGLI, Donald Hugh

Service Numbers: 1454, 7460
Enlisted: 11 December 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bunyip, Victoria, 1 January 1896
Home Town: Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Natural Causes, Heidelberg, Victoria, 21 December 1952, aged 56 years
Cemetery: Springvale Garden of Remembrance & Crematorium, Victoria
Cremation
Memorials: Bunyip Methodist Church HR
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World War 1 Service

11 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN 1454
2 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1454, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Melbourne
2 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1454, 8th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1454, 8th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Feb 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, SN 1454
26 May 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN 7460, Ballarat, Victoria
4 Aug 1917: Embarked Private, SN 7460, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
4 Aug 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 7460, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Sep 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, SN 7460

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Biography

"CAMPIGLI, Donald Hugh.- On December 21, at Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg, husband of Doris Isabella, and father of Donald and Keith. Late 8th Batt.. 1st A.I.F.

CAMPIGLI.- The Funeral of the late DONALD HUGH CAMPIGLI will leave Le Pines funeral chapel, 355 Burwood road, Hawthorn, opposite the Town Hall, TOMORROW (Tuesday) after a service commencing at 9.45 a.m., for the Springvale Crematorium." - from the Melbourne Argus 22 Dec 1952 (nla.gov.au)

"CAMPIGLI.— On December 21, at Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg, Donald Hugh Campigli, D.C.M., loved brother of Mona (Miss M. Porter, Scarsdale), fond uncle of Margaret (Mrs. D. Miller), Chrissie (Mrs. G. White), Mona (Mrs T. White) and George." - from the Melbourne Age 29 Dec 1952 (nla.gov.au)

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Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry on the night of the 9th-10th May, 1915, near Gaba Tepe (Dardanelles). During a sortie from Quinn's Post, Lance-Corporal Cawley, accompanied by another non-commissioned officer, advanced with great coolness and courage, past the first line of the enemy's trenches to a tent some distance in the rear. They killed all the occupants, and cut the telephone wires, which connected it with the fire trenches, thus preventing communication from the rear.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 8844
Date: 6 September 1915

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Biography

"CAMPIGLI, Donald Hugh.- On December 21, at Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg, husband of Doris Isabella, and father of Donald and Keith. Late 8th Batt.. 1st A.I.F.

CAMPIGLI.- The Funeral of the late DONALD HUGH CAMPIGLI will leave Le Pines funeral chapel, 355 Burwood road, Hawthorn, opposite the Town Hall, TOMORROW (Tuesday) after a service commencing at 9.45 a.m., for the Springvale Crematorium." - from the Melbourne Argus 22 Dec 1952 (nla.gov.au)

"CAMPIGLI.— On December 21, at Repatriation Hospital, Heidelberg, Donald Hugh Campigli, D.C.M., loved brother of Mona (Miss M. Porter, Scarsdale), fond uncle of Margaret (Mrs. D. Miller), Chrissie (Mrs. G. White), Mona (Mrs T. White) and George." - from the Melbourne Age 29 Dec 1952 (nla.gov.au)

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