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03-October-2013
03-October-2013

Photographs supplied by Arthur Garland

A tree commemorates the last Australian Gallipoli World War One veteran, Alec Campbell.

For his services on the Gallipoli Peninsula 87 years ago, Private Alec Campbell, 15th Battalion of Infantry, was awarded the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal, and the Victory Medal.

In 1967 he claimed his ANZAC Commemorative Medallion, and in 1990 he returned once again to Gallipoli as part of a trip organised for veterans to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the campaign, and was presented with the unofficial Gallipoli Star, which he proudly wore. In 1999 he received the 80th Anniversary Armistice Remembrance Medal and in 2002 the Centenary Medal.

He was featured on a set of stamps, The Last ANZACs, along with Walter Parker and Roy Longmore, which Australia Post issued to mark Australia Day 2000. On Friday, 24th May, 2002, the day of the funeral, Australian flags everywhere - all around the world - flew again at half-mast and throughout the nation a minute`s silence was observed in honour of Alec Campbell and of all the soldiers who served at Gallipoli

Location

Address:Queens Domain, Hobart, 7000
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.860833
Long: 147.318056
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 10th November, 2003
Front Inscription

This cedar from the Soldiers` Memorial Avenue extension planted in 1928 has been dedicated to Pte Alec Campbell 15th Battallion 1899 - 2002

Alec Campbell was the last surviving soldier of any nation to have fought on Gallipoli during the Great War.

This tree has been dedicated to Alec Campbell as the last representative of all those men and women who served as soldiers, sailors, airmen and nurses on Gallipoli and in the Middle East during the Great War of 1914 - 1918.

Lest We Forget

Tree dedicated on November 10th, 2003

Source: MA
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