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Campbell William Birss

  • Service number
    • WWI 13/3093 AWMM
    • WWI 13/3093B AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 23), Page: 8 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 23), Page: 8 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Campbell William AWMM
  • Surname
    Birss AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 13/3093 AWMM
    • WWI 13/3093B 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A.F. Birss (mother), Brown's, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 13/3093 AWMM
    • WWI 13/3093B AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Government employee/Civilian AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Serial Number appears as 13/3093 in Nominal Rolls, as 13/3093B in Archives New Zealand AWMM
    • Campbell Birss, a trooper with the Mounted Rifles in the Middle East, transferred to the Machinegun Corps when there was a call for volunteers, and he served in the trenches in France. There he contracted tuberculosis. He celebrated his 21st birthday in the troop ship on the way back to New Zealand at the war's end. The tuberculosis recurred, fatally, in the 1930s when Campbell was married with four children. At the time he was manager of a company in Dunedin. His family donated to the Army Museum the saddle cloth he had treasured from when he had been a mounted trooper. Public - John Neill - Other relative - 9 September 2017 - These details are from conversations with his widow, Marion Birss, and with his daughters.
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Death

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  • Death
    4 November 1934 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
    Age 37 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Andersons Bay General Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block 115, Plot 9 AWMM
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  • Obituary
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • This record was partially compiled from data kindly provided by Allan Steel Cemetery Project (2020) AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      23: 8 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 5: Includes portrait AWMM

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07 April 2019John NeillChristchurch NZOther relative
09 September 2017John NeillChristchurchOther relative

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