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Thomas Campbell

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Memorial WW1 inside Selwyn Chapel at Christ Church (Anglican), Papakura, Auckland (photo John Halpin 2010) - CC BY John Halpin
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Campbell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 46288 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 August 1884 AWMM Mercury BayWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    T.D. Campbell (father), Papakura, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Sling Camp, England AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW1 1 January 1917 AWMM Platelayer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      At the beginning of May 1918 Campbell became ill with the mumps, which was followed by a brief stay in hospital with scabies. AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Posted to France on 5 September. Joined the 1 Battalion, Auckland Regiment on January 1918

    Campbell joined the 2 Battalion, Auckland Regiment 27 August. Three days later he received gunshot wounds to both his knees. This happened towards the end of the Battale of Bapaume (21 August-1 September). Both his legs were amputated as a consequence of his wounds and this trauma proved fatal for him. He was admitted to No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst on 1 October 1918 but only survived a further fortnight.(Church, p.198)

    Thomas Campbell was the son of Thomas Duncan Campbell and Anne Campbell, of Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Remembered on the Papakura - Karaka War Memorial

    Papakura War Memorial URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/papakura-first-world-war-memorial AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 October 1918 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 5, Grave 18 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Papakura - Karaka War Memorial, Great South Road, Papakura, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial, Selwyn Chapel at Christ Church (Anglican), 40 Coles Crescent, Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial Stone, Selwyn Chapel at Christ Church (Anglican), 40 Coles Crescent, Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland Railway Station, Te Taou Crescent, Auckland 1010. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017. AWMM
    • Railways Roll of Honour board. Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017. AWMM
    • Hamilton Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East, 3241 AWMM
    • Mercury Bay World War One Memorial AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Church, C. (2002). New Zealand graves at Brockenhurst : 93 New Zealand soldiers remembered from World War One. Hampshire, England: Author. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      62: 4 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      New Zealand Herald, 9 November 1918, p1. Death notice AWMM
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