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Campbell, David

Born: 1898 AD
Died: 1970 AD
Nationality: N/A
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1898 – He was born on the 29th day of July this year in North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.


1903 – His family moved to Moss Vale. David was taught by a governess until he went to Tudor House preparatory school.


1912 – He boarded at Scots College, Sydney; proving himself to be a better athlete than a scholar, he failed his Intermediate certificate and the entrance examination for the Royal Military College, Duntroon, and Federal Capital Territory.


1916 – He enrolled in a three-month wool classing course at Sydney Technical College, and then worked as a jackeroo on a grazing property.


1918 – He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force.


1919 – He was granted leave to study at Bradford Technical College and gain experience in wool classing with the nearby firm, (Sir) James Hill & Sons.


1920 – He worked in Melbourne where he learned the wool trade.


1922 – He was a wool-buyer for the Bradford top maker, Cooper, Triffitt & Co. Ltd, through its Victorian subsidiary, Sims, Cooper & Co. Ltd.


1946 – He campaigned for (Sir) Ivan Dougherty (Liberal) against the incumbent ‘firebrand’ of East Sydney, E. J. Ward.


1949 – He was Cooper Triffitt’s senior wool-buyer in Australia, and a director of Sims, Cooper, W. Jackson & Co. Pty Ltd and of the Sydney Exchange Co.


1962 – He served the wool industry in wider capacities: as chairman of the New South Wales and Queensland Woolbuyers’ Association.


1970 – He died on the 1st day of  September this year in Willoughby, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia because of myocardial ischemia. Survived by his wife and two daughters, he was cremated; his estate was sworn for probate at $123,183.