|Place of birth||Tarraville, Gippsland, Victoria|
|Address||Tarraville, Gippsland, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Father, Donald Campbell, Tarraville, Gippsland, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Kensington, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Date of death|
|Age at death||23-24|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 17), 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
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.
Reported missing, 2 May 1915.
Court of Enquiry, 24 March 1916, pronounced fate as 'Killed in action, 2 May 1916'.
Statement, Red Cross File No 0680403L, 1412 Pte H.E. RICH, 2nd Bn (patient, 26th General Hospital, Etaples), 24 July 1916: 'I did not know Campbell and I do not know how he died, but I saw his grave in Brown's Dip cemetery with a cross on it. I remember seeing it quite well and am sure it was this man.'
Second statement, 61 Corporal A.K. JAMIESON, 2nd Bn, 26 July 1916: 'Informant was in the same platoon with Campbell, and last saw him on Monday, April 26th. He then left to take up another position, and was never seen again. The position he went to was afterwards shelled, and was previously under machine gun fire. It was never occupied either by our troops or the Turks.'
Third statement, 52 Sergeant E.C.H. HAXBY, 2nd Bn (patient, Crothers Hospital, Tunbridge Wells, England), 7 August 1916: 'Informant states that on or about 25th April in landing on Peninsula, Campbell landed in 15th Plt. with Informant with many others. He dashed on ahead of the main body of troops and has never been heard of since. In all probability killed by machine gun fire and still unburied.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Address incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Yarraville.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CAMPBELL Donald
Red Cross File No 0680403L