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Archibald Campbell

Lance Corporal

8th Batt.

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: Miss B. Young
  • Plaque: 3770

Additional Info

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Biography

Archibald Campbell was born in Wendouree and was a Farmer by trade when he enlisted in the 8th Battalion, C Company on 19 August 1914 at the age of 22. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914. He was wounded at the Gallipoli landing on April 25th 1915, suffering a gunshot wound to his foot. He was evacuated to the 1st Australian General Hospital at Heliopolis in Egypt but was able to rejoin his unit at Gallipoli on June 22nd. He was evacuated again in October, suffering from diphtheria, this time to nearby Mudros. After the Gallipoli campaign he moved to France in March 1916 and was wounded in August 1916 and again in October 1917. His sequence of illness and battle wounds however was not yet complete. On August 9th 1918 he suffered a severe gunshot wound to his left shoulder and was evacuated to the Bethnal Green Military Hospital in England. After the war he was amongst the first to be returned to Australia, disembarking at Melbourne on January 27th 1919.
Tree No 3770

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour