Horace Lyall CAMPBELL

Badge Number: 60984, Sub Branch: State

CAMPBELL, Horace Lyall

Service Number: 2330
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Payneham, South Australia, 25 June 1898
Home Town: Port Broughton, Barunga West, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Wool Bay, South Australia, 1 April 1950, aged 51 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Payneham Cemetery, S.A.
Memorials: Port Broughton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

24 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2330, 16th Infantry Battalion
24 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2330, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kanowna, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, SN 2330

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Biography contributed by tony griffin

Horace Lyall Campbell was the son of Henry Edward and Clara Maude (nee Mildren) Campbell of Port Broughton. He  was born at Payneham on 25 June 1898. A labourer at Port Broughton, he was 21  years old when he enlisted on 6 April 1915.

Horace was appointed to 7 Reinforcements 16 Battalion and embarked from Adelaide aboard HMAT A61 “Kanowna” on 24 June 1915. He was taken on strength of 16 Battalion at Gallipoli on 19 September 1915 but the following day reported sick. He was invalided to Mudros suffering from enteritis. Horace rejoined 16 Battalion at Gallipoli on 3 October. During 1916 Horace spent considerable time in hospital and convalescent camps before he joined the Imperial Camel Corps and on 11 November he was attached to 1st Anzac Battalion Imperial Camel Corps. On 23 December 1916 during an engagement at Maghdaba Horace received a gunshot wound to his right shoulder. Having recovered and returned to duty Horace was taken on strength of 15 Light Horse Regiment on 23 August 1918.

Horace had his first attack of malaria in June 1918 and was hospitalised 4 times. In a poor condition he embarked from the Hospital Transport “Euripides” from Kantarafor on 15 February 1919 and disembarked in Adelaide on 15 April. He took ill for the fifth time and was admitted to 7 Australian General Hospital at Keswick on 6 June. He was finally discharged on 31 October 1919.