William Campbell



Feb 10, 1899

Born at Glasgow Scotland


Mar 22, 1913

Embarked the SS Scotian at Glasgow Scotland as part of a group of Quarrier’s Home Children



Mar 31, 1913

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to the Fairknowe Home in Brockville Ontario

The Fairknowe Home


Jan 28, 1916

Attested into the 154th Battalion at Winchester Ontario 

Ø      Number 633330

Ø      Next of kin given as James Campbell (brother) of 359 Westminster Arcade, Glasgow Scotland

Ø      Current address given as Inkerman Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Laborer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Methodist 

It is interesting to note that he did not lie about his age, but was accepted anyway at the age of 16 years 11 months


Oct 10, 1916

Will made out leaving his estate to his brother, James Campbell, of 359 West Muir St, Parkhead Glasgow Scotland


Oct 25, 1916

Embarked the RMS Mauretania at Halifax Nova Scotia



Oct 31, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England


Jan 29, 1917

Posted to the 156th Battalion at Witley


Jan 28, 1918

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


Feb 28, 1918

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Mar 1, 1918

Arrived at No 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) at Havre France and TOS (Taken on Strength) the 21st Battalion


Mar 3, 1918

Arrived at CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Aug 27, 1918 

Initially reported to be Missing after Action, then reported to be Killed in Action



Because his body was either never found, or if so, never identified and is commemorated on the Vimy Ridge Memorial


Dec 14, 1920

Plaque (Death Penny) and Scroll sent to his brother, James Campbell, at 359 West Muir St, Parkhead, Glasgow Scotland 

There was no Memorial Cross sent as he was single and his mother was not alive at time of Attestation


Mar 31, 1921

The Plaque and Scroll were returned


Sep 7, 1921

Plaque and Scroll resent to James Campbell c/o Forbes, 333 West Muir St, Parkhead Glasgow Scotland


Feb 9, 1923

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to his brother James Campbell c/o Forbes, 333 West Muir St, Parkhead Glasgow Scotland 

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