July 11, 2012

Lost & Found: WW1 Star for John Campbell

J. Campbell WW1 Star - front
This is the 1914-15 Star Medal for men who enlisted in the CEF in those years.

The name of the soldier on this medal is on the back and it reads Pte J. Campbell, 1 Can. Inf. (1st Canadian Infantry). His service number is 7216

To learn more about Pte Campbell I searched for his Attestation Papers in the CEF database online. John Campbell, born Sept. 21, 1885 in Glasgow Scotland, enlisted on 22 Sept. 1914, one day after his 29th birthday.

J. Campbell WW1 Star -back
His father's name was given as Hugh Campbell living in Glasgow. Pte Campbell gave his occupation as teamster and stated he had previously served one year in the Sutherland Highlanders. 

What happened to John? Did he survive the war?


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