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11159   Rifleman William Campbell
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 17/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 29/07/1894
Died: 13/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
William Campbell was the son of William and Margaret Campbell. He was born 29th July 1894 in Dungannon. He was the third of five children. By 1911, the family had moved to Belfast where William was 16 years old and working as a barman. William Campbell enlisted in Belfast. Rifleman William Campbell was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action in Gallipoli on 13 August 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: Panel 177-178
CWGC Casualty 696796
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Campbell family Lists Willie as age 6 living with the family at house 22 in Barrack Street, Dungannon, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Campbell family Lists William as age 16 living with the family at house 82 in Unity Street, Court, Antrim
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of William Campbell
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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