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Thomas Alphonsus Campbell was born in Ireland but was living in the Monastery in Wendouree, Ballarat, as a Priest when he was commissioned into the AIF in early July 1915. On July 16th he embarked from Melbourne on the Demosthenes, and disembarked at Suez on August 14th to provide chaplaincy services at hospitals in Egypt. In April 1916 he was attached to the 3rd Australian General Hospital at Abbassia and served there until November when he was attached to the 24th Battalion in France. Immediately after the war he was hospitalised with pleurisy which developed while he was on leave in Ireland. He returned to Australia on the Megantic and disembarked at Melbourne on February 20th 1920.
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