Robert Fullerton (Bob) CAMPBELL

CAMPBELL, Robert Fullerton

Service Number: QX49920
Enlisted: 11 March 1943
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/7th Australian Advanced Workshop
Born: Southend, Scotland, 4 September 1905
Home Town: Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: General and Motor Transport Engineer
Died: Maryborough, Qld., 17 January 1948, aged 42 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Maryborough Lawn Cemetery, Queensland
Presbyterian Section M, Grave
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World War 2 Service

11 Mar 1943: Involvement Craftsman, QX49920
11 Mar 1943: Enlisted
11 Mar 1943: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Private, QX49920, 2nd/7th Australian Advanced Workshop, Toowoomba, Qld.
21 Nov 1945: Discharged
21 Nov 1945: Discharged Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Private, QX49920

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. CAMPBELL "Elderslie" Mundubbera, Qld.

Husband of Winifred Blanche CAMPBELL, Sydney Street, Maryborough, Qld.

The late Mr. Robert Fullerton Campbell, whose death occurred on January 17. in Maryborough, was born at South End, Scotland. He came out to Australia on the steamship Whvpia. and landed at Rockhampton on January 19. 1912. Later he went to Mundubbera and helped to build roads to Gayndah. There was then no rail connection between Gayndah and Mundubbera. In 1927 deceased went to Fraser Island where he was a bullock driver on the back beaches. Later he became an employee of Walkers j Ltd., Maryborough. When the call for war service came, he left Maryborough to do his duty in the A.I.F. and was attached to the 2nd 75th workshops company; He served in the Islands, at Buna and Lae. When peace was declared, deceased returned and resumed work at Walkers. He was well known in the Wide Bay and Burnett districts for his worked amongst cattle and horses, which was his great hobby. At his death his army mate, Port McCotter, came from Clifton to pay his last respects, in company with many others, to a friend whose death they sincerely mourned.