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531709   Private Robert Thomas Campbell
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 16/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Field Ambulance, Canadian Army Medical Corps (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 16/01/1888
Died: 27/10/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 29
Robert Thomas Campbell was the son of Robert and Deborah Campbell. He was born on 16th January 1888 at Legane, Aughnacloy. Robertís father was a farmer. By 1911 Robert had emigrated to Canada. Robert enlisted on 6th March 1916. He was a druggistís assistant. He had previously served on the University of Alberta Canadian Officers' Training Corps (COTC). Private Robert Campbell was serving with the Canadian Army Medical Corps when he died of wounds on 27th October 1917 at No 3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station. He had received shrapnel wounds to the arms and left thigh.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Nine Elms British Cemetery
  Poperinghe, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave VII-A-2
CWGC Casualty 136409
Nine Elms British Cemetery is located west of Poperinge on the Helleketelweg, a road leading from the N33 Poperinge ring road. From Ieper follow the signs to Poperinge. At the traffic lights at the end of the expressway turn left onto the Poperinge ring road, the Europalaan. Follow the ring road to the roundabout and take the second exit. At the next roundabout take the second exit, follow the ring road and take the first turning on the left, the Helleketelweg. The cemetery is along here on the left.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Campbell family Lists Robert Thomas as age 12 living at house 20 in Legane, Ballymagran, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Campbell family Does not list Robert Thomas at house 1 in Legane, Ballymagran, Tyrone
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Robert Thomas Campbell
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Photo of Robert's Gravestone
5 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private Robert Thomas Campbell's death
6 Edmonton Bulletin 1914-04-08 Robert wins 15 dollars as award for Religious Studies ar Roberson College
7 Photo of Private Robert T Campbell's grave
8 Presbyterian ROH Minterburn Robert L Campbell, Legain, died of wounds
9 Robert Thomas Campbell Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (39 no.)
10 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Robert T Campbell's grave can be purchased here
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