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06-March-2015
06-March-2015
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A marble plaque commemorates John Campbell who lost his life at Gallipoli in June 1915 during World War One.

Nurse Campbell, of Kilgin, who was head nurse at the Casino Hospital prior to going to Mena, Egypt, sends from Gazzia Hospital the following particulars of her brother, John Campbell's, death at the front :— "He was one of the stretcher bearers, and (in conformity with his principles) never did any fighting, but just helped the wounded and took them out of the firing line. It happened on Monday, June 28th. The whole regiment was out and had all retired back to the trenches. Our boy was the last. He stopped behind alone to attend to the few wounded that were left, and then a shell struck him over the heart. His major sent the boys to him, and they were beside him in a few moments, and in that time as usual he did not think of self but told one of the young fellows where to find me and tell me and then passed away. The boy who was with him when dying was wounded in tho leg and sent to my hospital. They all say that no one knows how good poor Jack was, always helping others, and doing his full share of the work besides. One of the doctors told me he was one of the noblest and bravest there." 
Richmond River Express and Casino Kyogle Advertiser (NSW), 
24 August 1915.

Location

Address:Pacific Highway & Cedar Street, Woodburn Op-Shop, Woodburn, 2472
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -29.072145
Long: 153.341666
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:28-June-1915
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1915

Dedication

Front Inscription

In Loving Memory of
JOHN CAMPBELL 
Of Kilgin, R.R. 
Who Died For His Country
At The Dardanelles,

28th June 1915  
Aged 29 years.

"Greater Love Hath No Man Than This, That
A Man Lay Down His Life For His Friends."

Source: MA
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