Robert Alexander Gordon Campbell

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†Campbell, Private Robert Alexander(or Alec) Gordon no.3631.

54th Battalion,formerly 18th Battalion 8th Reinforcements Park Street, Campsie.

Tram Conductor.

Born Geelong, Victoria. Son of James Thompson Campbell and Jane Wallace Campbell (Alec Gordon Campbell) Lived North Sydney.

Enlisted at North Sydney 2/9/1915 (or 4/9/1915) 18th Battalion 8th Reinforcements, taken on strength of 54th Battalion 3/4/1916.

Killed in action 20/7/1916 at Fromelles, aged 26.

Died 20 July 1916, Killed in Action in France (Memorial, Moorfields Cemetery).

Buried in Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, grave I.K.16.

Information from Mrs M.Pettiford, sister, c/- Mrs Beresford, 76 Berry Street, Sydney.

AWM File IDRL428 Letters to the Red Cross re Australian Servicemen: Missing 19/20 July 1916. Certified by AIF HQ Cable 4/8/1916. Killed in action 20th July 1916. Certified by Headquarters cable 23/8/1916. Tele/Mirror list 11/11/1993 Robert A. Campbell North Sydney died 20/7/1916 Anzac Memorial has R. A. Campbell.

Australian War Memorial and National Archives records could not be located.

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002