Pte
Gerald Gordon Campion

Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
1890
Lieu de naissance:
Minlaton, South Australia, Australia

Informations générales

Profession:
Agriculteur

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Australia
Force armée:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Numéro de service:
1920
Incorporation date:
15/01/1915
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Oaklands, South Australia, Australia
Unités:
 —  Australian Infantry, 10th Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
10/10/1917
Lieu de décès:
Lijssenthoek, Remy Siding Casualty Clearing Stations, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Died of wounds (D.O.W.)
Âge:
27

Cimetière

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Parcelle: XXi
Rangée: D
Tombe: 19A

Distinctions et médailles 3

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

Points d'intérêt 2

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 "Lieu de décès"

Mon histoire

Private Gerald Gordon Campion was 25 years old when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 15th January 1915.
The former farmer labourer lived at home in Curramulka, South Australia and was still single whenhe was assigned to the 10th Battalion AIF part of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Australian Division.

On 20th April 1915 he left Australia together with his younger brother Willie Edmund who was in the same company.

He served in Gallipoli from June until the evacuation. In April, 1916, he proceeded to France .where he remained. He had the longest service of any man in D Company.

On 9th October 1917 in the Battle of Poelcapelle, part of the Battle of Passchendaele, the 10th Battalion raided Celtic Wood at Zero Hour: 05.20.

The original party was intended to be 109 all told, but the weakness of the Battalion and casualties during the day and night preceding the attack caused the numbers to be reduced.

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.

Rapports avec d'autres militaires 1

Fichiers 1

Sources 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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