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Campbell, Alec William

Born: 1899 AD
Died: 2002 AD
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.