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Kenneth J Campbell

  • Service number
    6323 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Kenneth James Campbell Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military record
  • Last rank
  • War
South African War Memorial, on a wall near RSA entranceway, Gisborne. "Volunteers from Poverty Bay who served in the Sth African War 1899-1902". Image kindly provided by Paul Baker (December 2008). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

South African War Memorial, on a wall near RSA entranceway, Gisborne. "Volunteers from Poverty Bay w …

Identity

  • Title
    Trooper Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Kenneth J AWMM
  • Surname
    Campbell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Kenneth James Campbell Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    6323 AWMM
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    1879 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military record
  • Place of birth
    NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military record
  • Birth notes
    son of James & Maria Campbell Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military record & Research
  • Address before enlistment
    Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
    Sheep Farmer at Waiomoko Pakarae, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Research
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    sister - Mary Douglas Campbell Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Relationship status
    single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Cape Colony & Transvaal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military record
  • Service number
    6323 AWMM
  • Military service
    • 8th NZ Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military record
    • 1901-1902 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Queen's Medal with clasps & 1902 SA War Medal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Gisborne Corps Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • South Africa Farmer/Civilian Ministry for Culture and Heritage
      GisborneNew Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    • 7th Contingent - January 1902 at Trentham - transferred to the 8th Contingent in SA Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Farmer of Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    22 yr 1 mth Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    • South Africa Vessel was Surrey AWMM Private Ministry for Culture and Heritage 8th Contingent, NZ Mounted Rifles Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    • 1 Feb 1902 on the Troopship 'Surrey'. Details for the 7th sailed with the 8th Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 19 August 2015 - http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/soldier/kenneth-campbell

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private/Trooper Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • 3 January 1901 - Poverty Bay Herald
      CHRISTCHURCH, this day. The total number who have applied for enlistment in the Sixth Contingent is 207. Gisborne candidates for the Sixth Contingent we're put through their riding tests this morning, in Tuckers paddock. Major McCredie and Captain Winter conducted the tests, Sergeant Hellier Evans assisting. The principal test was the jumping of a stiff hurdle and brush fence, which the majority of the horses declined to negotiate. To the failure of the horses, however, not much importance was attached, the judges taking more notice of the manner in which the men sat and managed their mounts. There were a number of spectators, Mr "Banjo" Paterson being among them. Twenty-five candidates passed the test; following- being the names —Barry, Buckley, Bushnell, Breingan, K. Campbell, Denny, A. De Lautour, Fraser, Guilford, Gloss, Gray, Grayson, E C Hurrey. I. Hurrey, Hanlon, Humphreys, James Moore, McGough, O'Neil, Ogden, Richardson, Skeet, Teesdale, and Hesketh. The applicants from the East Coast Mounted Rifles, being trained men, are already accepted, their names being Sergt. Thos. Allen, Corporal Norman Leslie, and Troopers McBurney, McKinley and Albert Law. The shooting tests commenced at the butts this afternoon. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXVII, Issue 9036, 3 January 1901, Page 2 THE SIXTH CONTINGENT
    • 5 Jan 1901
      Messrs Denny and K. Campbell had the misfortune to be thrown out of the Sixth Contingent after topping the list in riding and shooting because some of their measurements were about an inch below the standard. Major McCredie and Captain Winter give them both excellent references, and both are going to Wellington to make another attempt to get a place. Failing that, they will go to South Africa and enlist there Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXVIII, Issue 9038, 5 January 1901, Page 2
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Death

About death

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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Gisborne's SA Boer War Memorial - refer to document attached "Gisborne Boys in the Sa Boer War". Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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19 August 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
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