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Lieut. John James "Jim" Campbell

Lieut. John James "Jim" Campbell

Male 1890 - 1917  (27 years)

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  • Name John James "Jim" Campbell 
    Prefix Lieut. 
    Born 16 Jan 1890  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Military WW1  [3
    Campbell,J.J.-WW1.jpg
    Campbell,J.J.-WW1.jpg
    Campbell,JohnJames-VarsityMagazine.jpg
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    Photo of John Campbell – From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto 1916. Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
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    Campbell,JohnJames-VarsityMagazine002.jpg
    The Varsity Magazine Supplement Fourth Edition 1918 published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto. Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
    Occupation 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Civil Engineer, College 
    Residence 1911  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    WW1, Lieutenant, 67th Battalion 
    Name J. J. Campbell 
    Name Jim Campbell 
    Residence Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1315 Brantford Highway, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1315 Brantford Highway, Cambridge, Ontario
    1315 Brantford Highway, Cambridge, Ontario
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    Residence 1916  42 Rose St. Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-74630 
    Died 26 Oct 1917  Passchendaele, , West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Devisional Cemetery, Ypres, , West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I74630  Generations
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2021 

    Father John Campbell,   b. 3 Jul 1855, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1927, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Sarah Maria "Maria" Birley,   b. 23 Jan 1865, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1932, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1888  Brantford Township, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F19403  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • JOHN JAMES CAMPBELL. Jan. t6, 1890-Oct. 26, 1917 Lieutenant, Canadian Field Artillery

      Only son of John C. Campbell; b. Galt; ed. North Dumfries r.s., Galt C.I.; Applied Science, 19 to-14, B.A.SC. (Civ. Eng.-Hon.); Firm of Chipman & Power, employed at Bowmanville and Burlington. Ile enlisted in the 67th, University of Toronto, Battery on its formation in April 1916. In June he was promoted Lieutenant and went overseas in command of the first draft front the battery. He joined the 11th Battery in France on the Somme in October 1916, and served through the battles of Regina Trench, Vimy Ridge and subsequent engagements to Hill 70. At Passchendaele he was wounded on October 20th, but remained on duty. Ifs had been given leave to England but refused to go owing to the scarcity of officers at the time. Six days later he was instantly killed by a shell. Buried at Dickebusch. After his death it was announced that the Military Cross had been awarded to him for his devotion to duty during five days operations, when he steadied his men under continuous shell fire. He also carried a wounded Signaller back from the outposts for nearly a mile over shell-swept ground.

      Honor Roll From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.

  • Sources 
    1. [S180] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1901, Dumfries (North) B-3 Page 4.

    2. [S572] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1911, Galt 1911 Div. 14 Page 6.

    3. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.
      John James Campbell
      Residence:Galt, Ontario, Canada
      Birth Date:16 Jan 1890
      Birth Location:Galt, Ontario, Canada
      Relative:John Campbell

    4. [S1890] Military - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Public Library WW1 Soldiers Card Index Soldier Information Cards - World War One.

    5. [S2443] Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914-1948.
      John James Campbell Death Date: 26 Oct 1917 Rank: LIeutenant Unit: 3rd Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery Cemetery: Divisional Cemetery Cemetery Location: Ypres, Belgium Burial Place: Belgium

    6. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 001304 (1888).
      Name:Maria Sarah Birley Age:23 Birth Year:abt 1865 Birth Place:North Dumfries Marriage Date:12 Dec 1888 Marriage Place:Brant, Ontario, Canada Father:Charles Birley Mother:Sarah Birley Spouse:John Campell

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jan 1890 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Civil Engineer, College - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1911 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1916 - 42 Rose St. Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Oct 1917 - Passchendaele, , West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Devisional Cemetery, Ypres, , West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Link to Google Earth
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