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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Campbell, John James
Enlisted April 1916 with 67th University Battery. Took first draft of 50 from Toronto University Battery to England and was transferred to British Expeditionary Force (B.E.F.).
Born January 16, 1890 in North Dumfries on his father's farm. Educated at Riverside School and Galt Collegiate Institute. Graduated from the University of Toronto as Bachelor of Applied Science. Was in the employ of Chipman & Power at the time of enlistment putting in waterworks and sewage at Burlington.
He was killed in action October 26, 1917 at Passchendaele after serving in eight battles - Regina French [sic], Oct. 1916; Vimy Ridge, Apr. 1917; Atleaux [sic], April 1917; Fesna, May 1917; La Coulotte, July 1917; Avien [sic], July 1917; Hill 70, August 1917; Passchendaele, Oct. 1917.
Was slightly wounded Oct 21, 1917 but remained on duty. Awarded Military Cross October 25, 1917. He was out with two signallers, one was killed, the other wounded. He carried the wounded man over a mile of shell hole district on his back under heavy fire to a place of safety, although he himself was suffering from a wounded hand. His father, Mr. John Campbell, 42 Rose St., Galt, received his military cross last August.
Helen Elliott, 27 Rose St., Galt.