Last Anzacs What kinds were there?
(In order of date of death)
Ted Matthews Last survivor of the first day landings at Gallipoli
(NSW, died on 9 December 1997 aged 101)
Dibley Last Gallipoli survivor from New Zealand
(New Zealand, died 18 December 1997 aged 101)
Alec Campbell Last Gallipoli survivor
(Tasmanian, died in May 2002 aged 103)
Peter Cassidy Last Western Front survivor
(WA, died in June 2005 aged 107)
William Evan Allan Last survivor who fought in World War 1
(Vic., died in October 2005 aged 106)
Jack Ross (John Campbell Ross) Last surviving World War 1 soldier
(Vic., died June 2009 aged 110 - did not leave Australia nor see
Last Gallipoli non-Anzacs
Ernest Stocanne Last French survivor from Gallipoli
(Died December 1999 aged 105)
Percy Goring Last British survivor from Gallipoli
(Died WA, 27 July 2001 aged 106)
Last WW1 veteran in Australia
Claude Choules World's last surviving veteran of both WW1 and WW2. World's
last male WW1 veteran. Last WW1 veteran to die in Australia. (British born. Joined Britain's Royal Navy but moved to
Australia in the 1920s. Died WA, 5 May 2011 aged 110.)
Alec Campbell (Wikipedia)
From the free Wikipedia
Encyclopedia, which is written by volunteers.
Last man standing (smh.com.au) "Alec Campbell is 103. He is our last surviving
Anzac, and maybe a lot more. Historian Michael McKernan believes
Campbell quite possibly is the last survivor of the entire Gallipoli
campaign, lumping friend and foe together..." 25 April 2002.
Last Anzac is dead (smh.com.au)
"The last of the Anzacs, Alec Campbell, died peacefully in Hobart last
night. He was 103. He never recovered from a chest infection that struck
him down earlier this week." 17 May 2002.
to last ANZAC digger (ABC Lateline) "The Prime Minister is rearranging his
schedule so he can attend the state funeral for Alec Campbell being held
in Hobart next Friday..."
Transcript, 25 May 2002.
Alec Campbell recalls the 1915 Anzac landing [No longer available.]
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A sound recording of Alec Campbell, accompanied by comments on its
potential for use in the classroom. NOTE: The link no longer leads to
the recording. If anyone knows a non-password location where this recording is
please let us know at: anzacwebsites @gmail.com
Remembering the last Anzac (abc.net.au) Broadcast
25 Apr 2014
A segment from the ABC's 7.30 Report (Tasmania) in which
some of Alec Campbell's many family members look back on his life and
the state funeral held in his honour in 2002.