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First World War, 1914-1918
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Studio portrait of Captain (Capt) Sydney James Campbell, 8th Light Horse Regiment (LHR) from ...
Studio portrait of Captain (Capt) Sydney James Campbell, 8th Light Horse Regiment (LHR) from Portland, Victoria. A 27 year old medical practitioner prior to receiving a commission in the AIF, he embarked for overseas with the Headquarters staff from Melbourne on 25 February 1915 aboard HMAT Star of Victoria (A16). The 8th LHR landed at Gallipoli in late May without their horses. Capt Campbell was wounded in action while working as a medical officer on the beach at Anzac Cove on 14 July 1915 and was evacuated to Hospital Ship Sicilia. Although undergoing an operation onboard the ship, he died that same day. Capt Campbell was buried at sea between Gallipoli and Malta and is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial at Gallipoli, Turkey.