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   Civilian Eileen Hester Campbell
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Dated added: 31/01/2020   Last updated: 18/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Civilian - British (British Civilian)
Date Of Birth: 05/11/1876
Died: 10/10/1918 (Died at Sea)
Age: 41
FivemiletownEileen Hester Louisa Knox-Browne was the daughter of Lt.-Col. John Hervey Knox-Browne and Louisa Elizabeth Knox-Gore. She was born in1876 in Bunclody, Co Wexford. The family lived at Aghintain Castle near Fivemiletown. She married George Colin Campbell on 22nd March 1911 in the district of Dungannon. They had one child. Eileen Elizabeth Campbell was born in 1914 in Dublin. By 1918 they were living at The Poplars in Langley, close to Colinís work in Slough, England. They were returning to England on the 10th October 1918 on RMS Leinster when it was torpedoed. All three of the family perished.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Grangegorman Military Cemetery
  Phoenix Park, Dublin, 5
Grave Ref: No Ref
CWGC Casualty -1
Situated on Blackhorse Ave, off Navan Rd, facing the wall of the Phoenix Park, and just up the road from McKee Barracks. This cemetery opened in 1786. In it are buried men who served in the British Forces and their wives and families.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 88
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Knox-Browne family Lists Eileen as age 23 living with the family at house 1 in Ballyness, Aghintain, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Knox-Browne family Does not list Eileen as living with the family at house 6 in Ballyness, Aghintain, Tyrone
3 Able Seaman James Hughes Also died on RMS Leinster
4 Death in the Irish Sea: The circumstances relating to Ireland's greatest maritime disaster
5 Photo of Lieut-Commander George R C Campbell's grave
6 Husband - Lieut-Com George Campbell Also killed when RMS Leinster was sunk
7 Official site of the R.M.S. Leinster Full details of the sinking and commemorations
8 Private George Lutton Also died on RMS Leinster
9 RMS Leinster - Eileen Campbell Details of Eileen Campbell
10 The Peerage Family tree including birth dates
11 Torpedoed!: the R.M.S. Leinster disaster Book available from Amazon.
12 Torpedoed!: the R.M.S. Leinster disaster Extract from book mentions Lieutenant Campbell on page 256
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023