Born 16th May 1895 Perth Tasmania to Colin Simon and Mabel Eleanor Campbell (nee Robotham), a railway clerk he embarked Hobart 20th October 1914 on board “HMAT Geelong” with the 12th Infantry Battalion.
He was killed in action 25th April 1915 on the Gallipoli Peninsula and is commemorated in the The Nek Cemetery, Anzac, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Mrs. Miller Bellerive has received an official telegram stating that her son Private Alexander Campbell (previously reported missing), was killed in action between 23 and 28 April, 1915. He left Hobart with the first contingent and was one of the first to enlist from Bellerive. A letter received from the late Captain Margetts stated that Private Campbell landed with him under heavy fire, and pushed well in towards the Turkish lines the enemy attacked in numbers, but they managed to hold out though later when the, Turks had been reinforced, they had to give way and so many a brave man fell and they could not get the dead in. Captain Margetts spoke of him as being most reliable and very popular with his comrades.
The Mercury 4th November 1916
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