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Private Harold Campbell : 23-03-2014
Private Harold Campbell : 23-03-2014

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

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.
 

Location

Address:Great Western Highway & Wilson Way, Blaxland War Memorial Park, Blaxland, 2774
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.738031
Long: 150.605209
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Link:http://www.warmemorialsregister.nsw…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 28th March, 1925
Front Inscription

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

 

Right Side Inscription

(plaque 1 )
In memory of 3715 Private H K Campbell 3 Battalion 2.8.1916. Age 19.
Lest We Forget

(plaque 2)
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

Source: NRWM, MA
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