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Alexander William CAMPBELL

Regimental number2731
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMayne Street, Invermay, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Campbell, Mayne Street, Invermay, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Senior Cadets, Area 92B.
Enlistment date22 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 July 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 21 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 June 1916
Discharge date23 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Aexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 18 October 1915.

Joined Bn, Lemnos, 23 October 1915.

Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, 8 December 1915 (influenza); discharged to duty, 11 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 25 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, 12 January 1916, and transferred same day to Helouan Convalescent Hospital (jaundice); discharged to duty, 18 January 1916.

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

The last-known survivor of the Gallipoli campaign.

Date of death16 May 2002
Age at death102
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, CAMPBELL Alexander William

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