Captain Sydney James Campbell

Birth Date 19 July 1887
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Portland
Death Date 14 July 1915
Death Place Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Final Rank Captain
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 8th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • 8th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Sydney James Campbell was born on 19 July 1887 at Portland, Victoria. 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.



Date of birth 19 July 1887
Date of enlistment 17 November 1914
Date of embarkation 25 February 1915
Date of death 14 July 1915