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The memorial was erected by the the residents of Blaxland and the family of Private Harold Campbell who fell in World War One. Plaques were originally attached on each of the four sides of the memorial but only two new bronze plaques remain on the monument. The memorial was refurbished in 1989 and in 2013 further funding was received to restore the memorial.
The memorial was erected by the good people of Blaxland was unveiled and dedicated by Major-General Sir Charles Rosenthal on the 28th March 1925. Major -General Rosenthal spoke these words as he cut the ribbon:- "To The Glory of God and in grateful remembrance of Private Harold Campbell who served and fell, we dedicate this memorial in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost." Private Campbell was only 19 when he enlisted and after 18 months of fighting gave his life for King and Country. The memorial is a square pillar of stone mounted on a stone base and on it is one of the captured German guns seized at Pozieres.
The Blue Mountain Echo, 3rd April 1925.
|Address:||Great Western Highway & Wilson Way, Blaxland War Memorial Park, Blaxland, 2774|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.738031|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 28th March, 1925|
ERECTED BY THE RESIDENTS OF BLAXLAND
TO THE MEMORY OF
Pt HAROLD K.CAMPBELL
3RD BATTALION A.I.F.
WHO DIED ON THE 2ND OF AUGUST 1916
OF WOUNDS RECEIVED AT POZIERES
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 : AGED 20 YEARS
(plaque 1 )
In memory of 3715 Private H K Campbell 3 Battalion 2.8.1916. Age 19.
Lest We Forget
The grave of Private Harold Kenneth Campbell is at St. Sever cemetery, France.
This memorial was erected by his family and the people of Blaxland in 1925 and was refurbished in 1989