Campbell enlisted on 2 Jul 1940 and was commissioned Lieutenant on 1 Aug 1941 and was a member of the First Reinforcements that arrive at Dili, Timor, aboard "KOOLAMA”, on 22 Jan 1942, prior to the Japanese landing. He joined the unit as a Lieutenant. He was later the Officer Commanding one of the Sections of “D” Platoon. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hides” on 11 Dec 1942.
After leave and reorganization, he embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Lieutenant, Officer Commanding, No 8 Section, “C” Troop and returned to Australia by plane on 17 Jun 1944.
He transferred to Land HQ, Operational Research Section on 16 Nov 1944 and embarked for Morotai aboard "GENERAL BUNTNOR" on 8 Apr 1945. He was promoted Temporary captain on 20 Jul 1945 and returned to Australia by plane on 26 Jul 1945
He relinquished the rank of Temporary Captain and was discharged on 19 Oct 1945.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps