William Campbell

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William Campbell, Photograph courtesy of Marion Snowden.



William Campbell was born in Clunes to a 15 year old, so her mother took over his care. He enlisted for service during World War One in Ballarat and his family's address was Humffray Street.[1] William Campbell (1691) served with the 22nd Battlalion.[2] At the time of his enlistment he was an 18 year old gasfitter.[3] He sailed for Europe on the Demosthenes, and was listed as missing in action after action at Pozieres in early August 1916, died on 05 August 1916, and was confirmed killed on 16 July 1915.[4] William Campbell has not known grave, but he is remembered on a plaque in the Ballaarat New Cemetery.[5]


William Campbell's World War One service is recognised in the Ballarat Avenue of Honour. When his tree and plaque were put in place in the Avenue in November 1919 the Court of Inquiry had not yet delivered its inevitable verdict, so he has no cross on the plaque.[6]

See also

Ballarat Avenue of Honour

World War One



  1. Notes from great niece Marion Snowden, 16 July 2015.
  2. https://www.facebook.com/marion.snowden.9/posts/1604427126256012, 06 August 2017.
  3. https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=1856241, accessed 06 August 2017.
  4. Notes from great niece Marion Snowden, 16 July 2015.
  5. https://www.facebook.com/marion.snowden.9/posts/1604427126256012, 06 August 2017.
  6. Notes from great niece Marion Snowden, 16 July 2015.

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--Beth Kicinski 12:26, 19 June 2013 (EST); --Clare K.Gervasoni 15:24, 16 July 2015 (AEST); --Clare K.Gervasoni 14:07, 6 August 2017 (AEST)--Clare K.Gervasoni 14:40, 6 August 2017 (AEST)

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