Campbell Barracks Commemoration

Posted 2014

As part of the Special Air Sevice Regiment’s Golden Jubilee celebrations the Unit has unveiled the refurbished grave site of Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Alexander Campbell OBE, K St J, DSM. Campbell Barracks, the home of the Australian SAS since 1957, is named after him.

The grave refurbishment was a project undertaken by the SAS Historical Foundation. The Office of Australian War Graves erected an official plaque acknowledging that Campbell was a veteran whose death was war-caused. The Foundation provided a plaque to commemorate the connection between Campbell Barracks and SASR.

The ceremony was held on 22 April 2014 and attended by Campbell Family descendants from WA and interstate. A representative of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Regiment’s Colonel Commandant unveiled the plaques.