THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
CAMPBELL Thomas Coats
5953, temp Colonel, 4th New Zealand Armoured Brigade

CITATION
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) - Military
Gazetted 1 January 1957, p9

Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 20 September 1945, p4675
For distinguished service to 2NZEF, Colonel Campbell left New Zealand with the main body of 2NZEF early in 1940, and has served in most campaigns in which 2 NZ Div has been engaged since then. He was appointed to command 22 NZ (Motor) Battalion in July 1942 and was appointed to command 4 NZ Armoured Brigade in November 1944. In the fighting on the Sangro towards the end of 1943, Colonel Campbell handled his Battalion skillfully and courageously in what was at that time to them an entirely new front of fighting. He took command of 4 NZ Armoured Brigade during the fighting on the Adriatic Coast and in November/December 1944 and January 1945 and displayed outstanding skill and leadership in fighting tanks under the most adverse conditions. He has at all times displayed outstanding coolness and gallantry under fire, and the example of his personality, skill and bravery has been a big factor in the successful armoured fighting by the NZ Armoured Regiments

Military Cross
Gazetted

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted

AWARDS
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order
Military Cross
1939-45 Star
Africa Star
       8th Army
Italy Star
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
       Mention in Despatches
New Zealand War Service Medal
Coronation Medal 1953
Efficiency Decoration
New Zealand Defence Service Medal
Regular

NOTES
Born 20 December 1911, Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
Died 26 September 1984, Christchurch, New Zealand