Topic: Neil CAMPION

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Age on enlistment: 21 years 2 months.

Height: 5’9”.

Weight: 145lbs.

Chest: 33” – 35”.

Complexion: Fair.

Eyes: Grey/Blue.

Hair: Light Brown.

NOK: Father-Waikanae-Te Horo.

Last Employer: Father, A Campion.

Previous Military Training: NZ Territorial 1911.

Neils parents, brother Denis and sister Alexis are buried in the Otaki Catholic Cemetery half way up the hill on the Pukekaraka side.

Also remembered on the Memorial Gates at Paraparaumu.


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Date of birth:09 June 1893
Date of death:26 May 1915
Place of birth:Longburn, Palmerston North
Awards:1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Places of relevance:, , , , and
Last known residence:Waikanae
Cause of death:Killed in action
Place of death:Anzac Cove, Dardanelles
Spouses name:Unmarried
Children:, , , , and
Fathers name:Alexander Campion
Mothers name:Margaret (née Gleeson)
Siblings:Mary, Sheila, Thomas, Nora , Dennis, Kenneth , Marjorie, James, and Margaret, Alexis
Date of arrival overseas:03 December 1914
Theatres of war:Middle East for the Dardanelles
Place of embarkation:Wellington on transport No 4
War memorial:Ohau School Roll of Honour
Place enlisted:Palmerston North
Christian names:Neil
Place of arrival overseas:Alexandria after 50 days
School:Manakau, Longburn, Ohau
Service number:11/32
Religion:Roman Catholic
Date enlisted:13 August 1914
Final rank:Trooper
Regiment or service:6th Manawatu Squadron, Wellington Mounted Rifles NZEF
Embarkation date:14 October 1914
User reference:12.179

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