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James CAMPBELL

Regimental number2117
Date of birth15 December 1863
Place of birthBack Creek, Bendinine, New South Wales
SchoolBinalong Public School, New South Wales
Other trainingMiner
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBushman
Address2 Union Street, Tempe, New South Wales
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinDaughter, Millie Campbell, 2 Union Street, Tempe, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularPut his age down to join the AIF (details from daughter).
FateKilled in Action 7-12 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli
Age at death43
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 19), 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
35
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Roll of Honour, Binalong Mechanics' Institute, New South Wales. Parents: Michael and Mary CAMPBELL
Family/military connectionsSon: 3717 Corporal Leo John CAMPBELL DCM MM, 3rd Bn, killed in action, 9 August 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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