Graham Joseph Campbell 12 April 1941 - 14 January 1970 Key details Contribute › Service number41240 AWMM Also known as ForceAir Force AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeSergeant AWMMNew Zealand Army, Special Air Service, 4 Troop AWMM WarRegular Military Service AWMMVietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM Report Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Portrait - This image may be subject to copyright AWMM View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesGraham Joseph AWMM SurnameCampbell AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number41240 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe ReligionAnglicanChristian AWMM Report Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth12 April 1941 AWMM Place of birthTahekeNorthlandNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesTahekeHokiangaNew Zealand AWMM Report Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentPost WW2 AWMMSalesman AWMM Post war occupation Report Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentPre 23 July 1964 AWMM7 Rainvile RoadRemueraAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs Ellen Campbell (wife)Arimu RoadPapakuraNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre Aug 1965 AWMMMarried AWMMMarried, with children AWMM Report 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 number41240 AWMM 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 Report Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Report Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentPost WW2 AWMM23 July 1964 AWMM Age on enlistmentPost WW2 AWMM23 AWMM Report Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsPost WW2 AWMMAug 1965 AWMMNew Zealand AWMMPost WW2 AWMM11 November 1969 AWMMAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Embarkation bodyPost WW2 AWMMAug 1965 AWMMV-Force AWMM1 Ranger Squadron, New Zealand Special Air Service AWMMUnknown Ship AWMMGunner AWMMPost WW2 AWMM11 November 1969 AWMMV-Force AWMMNew Zealand Special Air Service, 4 Troop AWMMAeroplane (RNZAF C130 Hercules) AWMM Report Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Report Medical history Contribute › Medical notesHeightUnknown Period AWMM5 foot 10 inches AWMMEye colourUnknown Period AWMMgreen AWMMHair colourUnknown Period AWMMblack AWMMDied of woundsCause of Death AWMMDied of gunshot wound to head AWMM Report Discharge Contribute › DischargeSergeant AWMMNew Zealand Army, Special Air Service, 4 Troop AWMM Report 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 AWMM Read more Report Death About death Contribute › Age at death28 AWMM Date of death14 January 1970 AWMM Cause of deathDied of wounds AWMM Place of deathVung TauVietnam AWMM Death notes1 Australian Field HospitalVung TauSouth Vietnam AWMM Report Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameWairoa CemeteryFraser RoadWairoaNew Zealand AWMM Grave referenceSoldiers plot AWMM Report Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial MuseumWorld War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Report 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 Report Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.