Leading Aircraftman John CAMPBELL

Service No: 144663
Born: Warrandyte South, 12 October 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 September 1943
Unit: No. 1 Airfield Construction Squadron
Died: Electrocuted, Morotai, 3 April 1945, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Henry and Mary Matilda Campbell; husband of Irene Alice Campbell, of Camberwell, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Box Hill VIC
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 3 April 1945, Leading Aircraftman Campbell, a Driver Motor Transport, was electrocuted when he was removing the camps public address broadcasting apparatus to a new location. He had previously done the connecting of the apparatus because in civilian life he was a telephone linesman. During the course of this duty, it was necessary to detach the apparatus from the unit electrical power lines by the removal of a plug, and in doing so his left hand came into contact with a live wire.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/7/933

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