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Campbell, Alec William (Alec)

Born: 1899 AD
Died: 2002 AD, at 103 years of age.

Nationality: Australian
Categories: Soldier


1899 - He was born on the 26th of February.

1915 - At the age of 16, Campbell left his job as an insurance clerk and lied about his age to enlist in the 15th Battalion of the Australian Imperial Force.

         - He landed at ANZAC Cove in early November and assisted in carrying ammunition, stores and water to the trenches. Illness forced his evacuation in December.

1916 - Campbell was formally discharged.

1939-1949 - He was president of the Tasmanian branch of the Australian Rail Union.

         - He was president of the Launceston Trades and Labor Council.

         - He worked on the construction of Old Parliament House in Canberra.

2002 - He died on the 16th of May.


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