Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsjahr:
1892
Geburtsort:
Minlaton, South Australia, Australia

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Stonemason

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
Australia
Truppe:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Dienstnummer:
2051
Einberufung datum:
31/12/1914
Einberufung ort:
Oaklands, South Australia, Australia
Einheiten:
 —  Australian Infantry, 10th Bn.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
08/10/1917
Sterbeort:
Celtic Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgien
Todesursache:
Im Kampf gefallen
Alter:
25

Gedenkstätte

Auszeichnungen und Orden 3

1914-15 Star
Medaille
British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

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Meine Geschichte

Private Willie Edmund Campion was 22 years old when he enlisted in the Australian Army on the last day of 1914. The former mason lived in Curramulka, South Australia. He was assigned to the 10th Battalion A.I.F. part of the 3rd Australian Brigade, 1st Australian Division.

On 20 April 1915 he left Australia together with his older brother Gerald Gordon who was in the same company. He was taken back to England after being wounded in Gallipoli and rejoined the reinforcements in Egypt before arriving in France. Willie was wounded at Pozieres (gunshot wound to the side and left shoulder) during July 1916, and sent to England again, where he re-mained for 11 months before rejoining his battalion in France. From there it went to Belgium in the summer/autumn of 1917.

On 9th October 1917 in the Battle of Poelcapelle, part of the Battle of Passchendaele, the 10th Battalion A.I.F. were to raid Celtic Wood. The raid was unsuccessful. Private Willie Campion was said to be among those who ‘vanished’ after the Australian force attacked a bristling section of the German line at dawn. According to the Red Cross Wounded and Missing File he was killed by a shell. Strangely his death is recorded as being on 8 October. As he has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres, Stone 17F.

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