Graham Joseph Campbell Born 12 April 1941 - Died 14 January 1970 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number Also known as ForceAir Force AWMM Last rankSergeant AWMMNew Zealand Army, Special Air Service, 4 Troop AWMM WarRegular Military Service AWMMVietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM Lay a poppy Portrait of Sergeant Graham Cambpell taken before his deploy … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesGraham Joseph AWMM SurnameCampbell AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number GenderMale AWMM IwiNgā Puhi AWMM Hapū Waka Rohe ReligionAnglican, Christian AWMM Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth12 April 1941 AWMM Place of birthTaheke, Northland, New Zealand AWMM Birth notesTaheke, Hokianga, New Zealand AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistment Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentVietnam AWMMPre 23 July 1964 AWMM7 Rainvile Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkation Relationship statusPre Aug 1965 AWMMMarried AWMMMarried, with children AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarRegular Military Service AWMMVietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM Campaigns1962-1966 AWMMBorneo Confrontation 1962-1966 AWMM1964-1973 AWMMVietnam War AWMMVietnam AWMM ForceAir Force AWMM Service number Military units1 Ranger Squadron, NZ Special Air Service AWMMRoyal New Zealand Artillery, 16th Field Regiment, 161 Battery AWMM26 Aug 1965-22 February 1966 AWMMNew Zealand Special Air Service, 2nd Detachment AWMM11 November 1969 AWMMNew Zealand Special Air Service, 2nd Detachment, 4 Troop AWMM Military service1 Ranger Squadron, NZ Special Air Service AWMMRoyal New Zealand Artillery, 16th Field Regiment, 161 Battery AWMM26 Aug 1965-22 February 1966 AWMMNew Zealand Special Air Service, 2nd Detachment AWMMBorneo/Indonesia AWMM11 November 1969 AWMMNew Zealand Special Air Service, 2nd Detachment, 4 Troop AWMMVietnam AWMM Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsVietnam AWMM11 November 1969 AWMMAuckland, New Zealand AWMM Embarkation bodyVietnam AWMM11 November 1969 AWMMV-Force AWMM1 Ranger Squadron, New Zealand Special Air Service AWMMUnknown Ship AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesHeight, Unknown Period AWMM5 foot 10 inches AWMMEye colour, Unknown Period AWMMgreen AWMMHair colour, Unknown Period AWMMblack AWMMDied of wounds, Cause of Death AWMMDied of gunshot wound to head AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankSergeant AWMMNew Zealand Army, Special Air Service, 4 Troop AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of Thomas Campbell, born Opunake, Taranaki and Anna-Maria Campbell (nee Cope) born Taheke, Hokianga. Graham was born at Taheke, but later moved to Taihape where his father Thomas was involved in the sharing industry.Graham was educated at St Stephen's School, Bombay, South Auckland (where he became Head Prefect), Otahuhu College and Auckland University, where he studied Business Management and Accountancy.Family write he was a natural athlete and excelled at all sports. He was selected to represent the New Zealand Army in rugby in 1967 and 1968. He was selected to represent Counties Maori Rugby 1967 and 1968.Graham married Ellen Smith in 1964 and they had three children: Anna-Marie born 17 February 1963, James Roger born 23 November 1964, and Jacqueline Patricia born 6 February 1967.Posted 16 Field Regiment, RNZ Artillery, Papakura Military CampParticipated from 29 October 1964 - with the 150 man contingent to United Kingdom in the exercise Powder Horn. These troops were the first overseas troops to mount a guard at Buckingham Palace.Passed selection course for NZSAS 24 March 1965.Posted 12 April 1965 to 1 Ranger Squadron, NZSAS.Promoted 6 July 1965 to Lance Corporal.Deployed to Active Service, 26 August 1965, Borneo.Promoted 6 January 1966 to Corporal.Detachment returned to New Zealand; 22 February 1966, posted to 1 Ranger Squadron, NZSAS.Promoted 14 February 1969 to Sergeant.Posted to Active Service, Vietnam as Patrol Commander with 2nd Detachment, 4 Troop, NZSAS, Vietnam 11 November 1969On 11 November 1969 he was deployed with the advance party of the 2 Detachment advance party to Phuoc Tuy Province in South Vietnam as a Patrol Commander in 4 Troop NZSAS.On 14 January 1970, whilst leading an operational patrol, Graham Campbell was shot by a burst of fire from a Vietcong light machine gun when checking a track. He was carried from the scene by his patrol and evacuated by a 9 Squadron RAAF helicopter to 1 Field Hospital in Vung Tau, where he was declared dead. The Pilot who flew the helicopter extraction of Graham's last patrol was Flight Lieutenant Peter Bradford, RAAF.Note: The preceding notes are all from a short biography supplied by Terry Culley and Graham's widow, Ellen Culley in 2014.He was laid to rest with full military honours in Wairoa 6 February 1970.Memorial Flag was presented to family in Australia in October 1987.Campbell was chosen by Ministry of Culture and Heritage to be one of the 100 men who have given their lives in war over the past 100 years for the Silent Roll of Honour. His image will be screened at the official opening of the new Memorial Park in Wellington on ANZAC Day 2015 (Information provided by Culley Family). AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death28 AWMM Date of death14 January 1970 AWMM Cause of deathDied of wounds AWMM Place of deathVung Tau, Vietnam AWMM Death notes1 Australian Field Hospital, Vung Tau, South Vietnam AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameWairoa Cemetery, Fraser Road, Wairoa, New Zealand AWMM Grave referenceSoldiers plot AWMM Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Graham Joseph Campbell by laying a poppy. Gordon McLaren Campbell Gordon Stuart Campbell Graham Joseph Campbell Gwendoline Leila Campbell Harold Leslie Campbell Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Graham Joseph Campbell Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksVietnam List. Personal pagehttp://www.vietnamwar.govt.nz/veteran/sgt-gj-campbellFurther ReferenceVietnamWar.govt.nz websitehttp://www.vietnamwar.govt.nz/Further ReferenceNew Zealand History online. New Zealand and the Vietnam War.http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/vietnam-warFurther Reference DocumentsSubritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMMCrosby, R.D. (2011). NZSAS: the first fifty years. Auckland, N.Z.: Penguin. AWMM Contributors Processing Command item Command item Add new record Refresh DateNameLocationRelationshipContact 07 May 2015Online CenotaphAuckland, New ZealandResearcher Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.