Ray Gillespie CAMPBELL

CAMPBELL, Ray Gillespie

Service Numbers: 2623, S60025
Enlisted: 21 May 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Boolcunda East, South Australia, 1 April 1893
Home Town: Quorn, Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Schooling: Boolcunda East Public School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: 20 January 1954, aged 60 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Enfield Memorial Park, South Australia
Memorials: Quorn District Roll of Honor WW1 Board, Quorn Roll of Honor, Quorn and District Roll of Honour WW2
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World War 1 Service

21 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private
27 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, 2623, 27th Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, 2623, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide

World War 2 Service

20 Apr 1942: Involvement Private, S60025
20 Apr 1942: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
20 Apr 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, S60025
8 Jul 1942: Discharged

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

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2623 Private Ray Gillespie Campbell a farmer from Quorn, South Australia was wounded at Pozières in July 1916. He was wounded on 9 October 1917 and evacuated to England with shrapnel wounds to his left arm and neck on 12 October 1917.[i]

Returned to Australia in 1919.

[i] National Archives of Australia, B 2455, Campbell Ray Gillispie /  1855469, viewed 3 September 2011.