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Sydney James CAMPBELL

SchoolGeelong Grammar School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMedical practitioner
Address'Maretimo', Portland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, H J M Campbell, 'Maretimo', Portland, Victoria
Enlistment date14 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 14 November 1914. Captain. Attached to 8 LH Regt. as RMO. Mortally wounded 14 July 1915 ( H M Campbell, brother)
FateDied of wounds 14 July 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death28
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 5), 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
6
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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