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Augustus CAMPBELL

Regimental number207
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Address263 City Road, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 7"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMrs A. Campbell, 263 City Road, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in Duke of Edinburgh's Own Volunteer Rifles in South Australia.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSouth Melbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 17 August 1914 - 5th Bn.
FateKilled in Action 26 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death34-35
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 24), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
4
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 26 April 1915.

Court of Enquiry, France, 3 November 1916, found that he had been killed in action, 26 April 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Brother, Neil Campbell, made a statutory declaration, 10 January 1921, in order to claim the medals due to A. Campbell: 'His father Neil Campbell died at South Melbourne about the year 1891 and his mother Ann Campbell at South Melbourne in 1915. The late soldier married over 24 years ago, but never lived with his wife. Her maiden name was Nellie Henderson. I have not heard anything of her since she was living in South Melbourne about 20 years ago. At that time she was leading an immoral life.'
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAMPBELL Augustus

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