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Military Service

Final Rank

Captain

Conflict

First World War, 1914-1918

Birth date: 1887-07-19

Birth place: Australia: Victoria

Death date: 1915-07-14

Death place: Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Gallipoli

Sydney James Campbell was born on 19 July 1887. He was educated at Geelong Church of England Grammar School, Ormond College and the University of Melbourne.Campbell worked as a medical practitioner in Portland, Victoria before the First World War. 

Campbell joined the Australian Infantry Force on 29 November 1914 and was assigned to the 8th Light Horse Regiment. He departed Melbourne with the 8th Light Horse Regiment aboard HMAT Star Of Victoria on 25 February 1915. 

Campbell suffered severe shell wounds at ANZAC Cove on 14 July 1915 and died aboard HS Sicilia. Sydney Campbell was buried at sea and is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial, Turkey.