Alec Campbell was born in Tasmania in 1899, he joined the AIF but lied about his age to get in. Then arrived in Gallipoli in 1905. His main job in Gallipoli was to carry water. He then became ill with influenza and recovered but then he had got ill 7 more times he then got sent back to Australia in 1916. He got sent home because he was medically unfit and lived out the rest of his years in Tasmania until his death in 2002, he was know to be the longest surviving veteran soldier but at the time Mrs Campbell said the attention that came with it could be quite awful.