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Findlay Augustus Campbell

Portrait of F. A. Campbell. Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1917, v.5, n.1. Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Findlay Augustus AWMM
  • Surname
    Campbell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/2971 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Matangi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M.E. Campbell (mother), Matangi, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/2971 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
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  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of disease AWMM

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Biographical information

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    • Attended Auckland Grammar School.

      Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland). AWMM
    • Unit: 1st Bn. Auckland Regiment, N.Z.E.F.
      Rank: Private
      Name: Finlay Augustus CAMPBELL
      No: 12/2971
      Occupation & employer: Self-employed farmer
      Religion: Presbyterian
      Date and Place of Birth: 9 March 1893, Wairarapa
      Next of Kin: Mrs M E Campbell (mother), Matangi
      Description on Enlistment: Apparent age 22 years, 5ft 8ins tall, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes.
      Parents: Mary Ellen and Alexander BROWN
      Service: Disembarked Suez 18 November 1915.
      Joined AIF Somalia, 8 January 1916.
      Embarked Port Said for France, 6 April 1916.
      Wounded in action, in the field, France 21 September 1916. Admitted to field ambulance. Admitted to hospital Etaples.
      Rejoined Battalion, 25 November 1916.
      Evacuated sick, 3 March 1917.
      Died of CerebroSpinal Meningitis, St Omer, 4 March 1917. Aged 23.
      Buried at Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. The Commonwealth section of the cemetery contains 2,874 Commonwealth burials of the First World War (6 unidentified).
      Obituary PRIVATE F. A. CAMPBELL. Private Finlay Augustus Campbell, died in hospital in France, was born in the Wairarapa, and educated at the Grammar School. He was for some time on the literary staff of the Auckland "Star," and later sub-editor for the Stratford "Post." He left New Zealand with the 7th Reinforcements. His relatives reside at Matangi, Waikato. [Auckland Star, 3 April 1917] Public - Jan - Researcher - 13 October 2018 - WW1 Enlistment records, Archives NZ,, Commonwealth War Graves Commission [], Papers Past, and NZBDM online.
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About death

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  • Death
    4 March 1917 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. 1917. AWMM
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  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 106 AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1917, Second term. p.16. AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. 1917. AWMM
    • A.U.C. roll of honour, 1914 - 1920. MSS & Archives E-2, Special Collections, University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Connolly, A., & Stanes, P. Rememberance: Auckland Grammar School Great War Roll of Honour. Vols 1 & 2. Auckland: Petand Prodctions. AWMM
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