The last Gallipoli veteran

Title:
The last Gallipoli veteran
NFSA ID:
542698
Year:
2002
Courtesy:
Seven Network
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This news story about the state funeral for Alec Campbell, the last Gallipoli veteran, appeared on the Seven Network's Today Tonight on 24 May 2002.

Alec Campbell, the final surviving participant of the Gallipoli campaign, died of pneumonia on 16 May 2002, aged 103.

With his passing, Gallipoli ceased to be a part of living memory and Campbell became a symbol for Australia's connection with a mythology that continues today.

Campbell was awarded numerous medals and given a state funeral in Hobart, Tasmania on 24 May 2002.

Broadcaster:
Seven Network