Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsjahr:
1890
Geburtsort:
Minlaton, South Australia, Australia

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Landwirt

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
Australia
Truppe:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Dienstnummer:
1920
Einberufung datum:
15/01/1915
Einberufung ort:
Oaklands, South Australia, Australia
Einheiten:
 —  Australian Infantry, 10th Bn.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
10/10/1917
Sterbeort:
Lijssenthoek, Remy Siding Casualty Clearing Stations, Belgien
Todesursache:
Verwundet
Alter:
27

Begräbnisplatz

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Grabstelle: XXi
Reihe: D
Grab: 19A

Auszeichnungen und Orden 3

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

Punkte von Interesse 3

#1 Geburtsort
#2 Einberufung ort
#3 "Todesort"

Meine Geschichte

Private Gerald Gordon Campion was 25 years old when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 15th January 1915. The former farmer labourer lived in Curramulka, South Australia and was still sin-gle when he was assigned to the 10th Battalion A.I.F. part of the 3rd Australian Brigade, 1st Aus-tralian Division.

On 20 April 1915 he left Australia together with his younger brother Willie Edmund who was in the same battalion, both D Company. He served in Gallipoli from June 1915 until the evacuation. In April 1916 he proceeded to 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. According to the witnesses in the Australian Red Cross Files, Gerald was reported to have received multiple shell wounds during the attack and died of his wounds the next day. Gerald was buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium, plot XXI, row D, grave 19A.

Verwandte, die auch Soldat waren 1

Dateien 1

Quellen 8

"Passchendaele, The Day-by-Day Account",McCarthy C., Arms&ArmourPress, London, 1995, page 106
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AIF Project
https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=45407
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AWM
https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=3201339
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/430958/GERALD%20GORDON%20CAMPION/
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Service Record
https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=3201339
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The Long long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/order-of-battle-of-divisions/1st-australian-division/
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War Diary
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1341856
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War Diary
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1347089
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