David Fleming CAMPBELL


CAMPBELL, David Fleming

Service Number: 715
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Killed in Service, France, 4 July 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme
Plot III, Row B, Grave 18
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

21 Jun 1917: Involvement Private, SN 715, 7th Machine Gun Company
21 Jun 1917: Embarked Private, SN 715, 7th Machine Gun Company, HMAT Suevic, Melbourne
4 Jul 1918: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 715, 25th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He is one of three Australian soldiers of the Great War remembered on the Leslie war memorial.

Leslie - Kirkcaldy District 
UKNIWM Ref No. 8533 

The Leslie war memorial standing  in gardens at the junction of Greenside Street and High Street is a tall cenotaph constructed of  rustic freestone blocks with tapering pedestal and standing on two steps. The commemorations and names of the WWI dead are carved on dressed sandstone panels set into the faces of the pedestal.

At the top of the cenotaph on the four sides are carved: 
A cross with heart and the inscription 'SACRIFICE' 
A reversed sword with wreath and the inscription 'VALOUR' 
A rampant griffin with wreath and the inscription 'DVTY' 
A saltire in wreath and the inscription 'ENVRANCE' [sic]