Pte Campion Gerald Gordon

  • Year of birth: 1890
  • Place of birth: Minlaton, South Australia, Australia
  • Date of death: 10/10/1917
  • Place of death: Remy Siding Casualty Clearing Stations, Lijssenthoek, Belgium
  • Cause of death: Died of wounds (D.O.W.)
  • Age: 27
  • Profession: Farmer
  • Country: Australia
  • Rank: Private
  • Service number: 1920
  • Enlistment date: 15/01/1915
  • Enlistment place: Oaklands, South Australia, Australia
  • Last known unit: Australian Infantry, 10th Bn.
  • Force: Australian Imperial Force

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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.