Ernest Vine Campbell

First Name: 
Ernest
Middle Name: 
Vine
Last Name: 
Campbell
Mother's Name: 
Letitia Campbell nee Coninan
Father's Name: 
James Campbell
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, September 14, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
Field Artillery Brigade 7
Company: 
36th Heavy Artillary Brigade
Service: 
Artillery
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, December 16, 1964
Details: 

Ernest Campbell (Service No 19060) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1888.

In 1909 he married Letitia Blackman at Tumut, N.S.W. and they had 2 children when he enlisted at the age of 27.  At this time, Ernest was employed as a builder; he had served 3 years with the Cadets. 

Ernest embarked from Sydney on HMAT A8 Argyllshire with Field Artillery Brigade 7, Battery 28 on 11th May 1916.  He arrived in England on 10th July 1916 and after training arrived in France on 6th January 1917.

Only a few days later, on 11th January, he was admitted to hospital for treatment of a fractured tibia.

On 25th June 1917 Ernest was posted to 36th Heavy Artillery Brigade and saw service on the Western Front with them.

He was invalided to Australia in April 1919 and discharged medically unfit on 16th August 1919.

Ernest died in 1964 and is buried in Eastern Suburbs Cemetery, Sydney.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, CAMPBELL E V

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