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Campbell, John James


Description
Media Type:
Text
Image
Item Type:
Cards
Description:
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph, a red star, a red slash, and a red cross.
Notes:
John James Campbell's service number was 337852.
Date of Original:
1919
Date Of Event:
1890-1917
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Campbell, John James ; Campbell, John ; Elliott, Helen
Local identifier:
WW1_C_017
Collection:
Kitchener Public Library
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Birthplace:
    Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 43.3168
    Latitude: 43.3168 Longitude: -80.39968
  • Place of education (secondary):
    Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 43.3668
    Latitude: 43.3668 Longitude: -80.31637
  • Place of post-secondary education and enlistment:
    Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 43.70011
    Latitude: 43.70011 Longitude: -79.4163
  • Place of employment:
    Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 43.38621
    Latitude: 43.38621 Longitude: -79.83713
  • Place of military service:
    Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
    fltLatitude: 50.06667
    Latitude: 50.06667 Longitude: 2.78333
  • Place of military service:
    Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
    fltLatitude: 50.29301
    Latitude: 50.29301 Longitude: 2.78186
  • Place of military service:
    Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
    fltLatitude: 50.28333
    Latitude: 50.28333 Longitude: 3.1
  • Place of military service:
    Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
    fltLatitude: 50.43302
    Latitude: 50.43302 Longitude: 2.82791
  • Place of military service:
    Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
    fltLatitude: 50.4
    Latitude: 50.4 Longitude: 2.83333
  • Place of military service and death:
    Flanders, Belgium
    fltLatitude: 50.85
    Latitude: 50.85 Longitude: 2.88333
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation:
Kitchener Public Library – Soldier Information Card Collection – World War One
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Full Text

Campbell, John James

Lieutenant.

Enlisted April 1916 with 67th University Battery. Took first draft of 50 from Toronto University Battery to England and was transferred to British Expeditionary Force (B.E.F.).

Anglican.

Born January 16, 1890 in North Dumfries on his father's farm. Educated at Riverside School and Galt Collegiate Institute. Graduated from the University of Toronto as Bachelor of Applied Science. Was in the employ of Chipman & Power at the time of enlistment putting in waterworks and sewage at Burlington.

Unmarried.

He was killed in action October 26, 1917 at Passchendaele after serving in eight battles - Regina French [sic], Oct. 1916; Vimy Ridge, Apr. 1917; Atleaux [sic], April 1917; Fesna, May 1917; La Coulotte, July 1917; Avien [sic], July 1917; Hill 70, August 1917; Passchendaele, Oct. 1917.

Was slightly wounded Oct 21, 1917 but remained on duty. Awarded Military Cross October 25, 1917. He was out with two signallers, one was killed, the other wounded. He carried the wounded man over a mile of shell hole district on his back under heavy fire to a place of safety, although he himself was suffering from a wounded hand. His father, Mr. John Campbell, 42 Rose St., Galt, received his military cross last August.

Helen Elliott, 27 Rose St., Galt.

Campbell, John James
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Campbell, John James


A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph, a red star, a red slash, and a red cross.