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Joseph Alexander Campbell (1842–1924)

Lieut.-Col. Joseph Alexander Campbell, a veteran of the Indian Mutiny, died yesterday in his eighty-second year. Mr. Campbell was an Irishman. He joined the army at the age of 15 years as a member of the Cameron Highlanders. He served in the Mutiny campaign, and in Egypt, and coming to Western Australia as Chief of the Instructional Staff in 1886, rose to the position of Acting Commandant of the State Forces. He retired in 1902, but maintained an active interest in military affairs, and in the work of the St. John Ambulance Society, of which he was honorary secretary at the time of his death. In 1917 he proceeded to Great Britain in charge of a troopship. One of his sons was killed at Gallipoli, and another was killed in a recent motor accident.

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'Campbell, Joseph Alexander (1842–1924)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 23 February 2024.

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26 October, 1842


April, 1924 (aged 81)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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