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)


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.


Lorne said...

Back row left to right; Daniel Clissold #639105 returned to Canada 14/1/19, Joseph Haliday (Hal) Harvey #639147 --Returned - Walter Clifton Singleton# 639320--returned-John (Jack)Hynde KIA- 16/11/17 . Front -Harold George Young #639864 KIA 30/8/18-Samuel Benjiman Green -Mothers uncle -KIA 30/10/17. Robert Clarence Green -my grandfather --returned 1919, Charles Mckenzie Campbell returned --suicide 1919 shared the pic on an email but cannot seem to post it here