Captain Sydney James Campbell
|Birth date:||19 July 1887|
|Birth place:||Australia: Victoria, Portland|
|Death date:||14 July 1915|
|Death place:||Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Gallipoli|
|Conflict:||First World War, 1914-1918|
|Unit:||8th Australian Light Horse Regiment|
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.
Rolls and Awards
- Rank: Captain
- Date of Death: 14 July 1915
- Unit: 8th Australian Light Horse Regiment
- Rank: Captain
- Date of embarkation: 25 February 1915
- Place of embarkation: Melbourne
Collection relating to the service of Captain Sydney James Campbell, AAMC, Australia, at sea, Egypt, Gallipoli, 1915. Collection consists of a studio portrait of Captain Campbell and two negatives; seven snapshots depicting Australian soldiers loading horses onto a ship; twelve annotated sketches...
Maker: Campbell, Sydney James
Collection relating to the service of Major Thomas Harold Redford, 8 Light Horse Regiment, AIF, Australia, at sea, Egypt, Gallipoli, 1914-1915. Collection consists of a photostat copy of a diary kept by Major Redford from September 1914 to August 1915 and a typescript transcription of this diary. ...
Maker: McGrath, William
Collection relating to the service of Chaplain Ernest Northcroft Merrington, Gallipoli, 1915. Collection consists of typescript extracts from Merrington's diary, supplemented by comments added by Merrington at a later date. The extracts relate to his time on Gallipoli, from 12 May 1915 to 27...
Maker: Merrington, Ernest Northcroft
Miscellaneous records relating to the First World War service of Captain Sydney James Campbell, 8th Light Horse Regiment, AAMC. These items date from 1911-1944 and include correspondence, photographs and diary entries. Campbell writes of his homesickness, and conditions at Gallipoli. This file also...
Diary relating to the First World War service of Captain Sydney James Campbell, 8th Light Horse Regiment. This diary covers the period from 3 March 1915-11 May 1915, and covers daily life on-board HMAT Star of Victoria. Campbell also mentions a mascot joey kangaroo, and describes his procedure for...
|Date of birth||1887-07-19|
|Date of embarkation||1915-02-25|
|Date of death||1915-07-14|