Saturday, 2 July 2011

Private Charles McKenzie Campbell

Born on 3 November 1895 in Dunkeld, Scotland - son of Margaret Campbell, Glasgow, Scotland - enlistment records provide the following: present address in Lyndhurst, Ontario, trade as farmer, single, no current or previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, hazel eyes, medium brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 22 November 1915 (number 639112) - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 27 March 1918 - invalided to England on 3 June 1918 - committed suicide in Canada on 18 January 1919 with respect to the extended treatment on a leg shattered by an artillery shell - buried in Lyndhurst Public Protestant Cemetery (grave 35.1), Lyndhurst, Ontario.

(Revisions made thanks to new information found in Peter Gower's book cited below).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,; Peter Gower (comp.), Kingston Volunteers: The Thing To Do (Kingston: n.p., 2008), p.32)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have some information on Charles McKenzie Campbell. Quite happy to share. Is there an email address at which I could contact you.
Charles was born in Aberfeldy Perthshire, not in Dunkeld as stated on his Attestation.