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Samuel Talbot CAMPBELL

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Surname: CAMPBELL

Forename(s): Samuel Talbot

Place of Birth: Burnley, Lancashire

Service No: 25814

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Canadian Infantry

Battalion / Unit: 14th Battalion (Royal Montreal Regiment)

Division: 1st Canadian Division

Age: 23

Date of Death: 1915-04-21

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 24 - 26 - 28 - 30.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Samuel Talbot Campbell was the son of William James and Mary Campbell, née Griffithes. William was born at Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire and Mary at Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales.

1901 Burnley Lancashire Census: 21, Sackville Street - Samuel T. Campbell, aged 9 years, born Burnley, son of William J. and Mary Campbell.

1911 Burnley, Lancashire Census: 58, Gordon Street, Stoneyholme - Samuel Talbot Campbell, aged 9 years, born Burnley, son of William James and Mary Campbell.

A short biography of Samuel is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).

Canadian service records: http://www.baclac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

CAMPBELL, Sam, aged 33 years, Canadian Contingent, and formerly of Barnoldswick, death presumed in France on April 21, 1915, aged 23 years.

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Private Samuel Talbot CAMPBELL

Private Samuel Talbot CAMPBELL

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Canadian Infantry

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Canadian Infantry

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 1st Canadian Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 1st Canadian Division

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Surname: CAMPBELL

Forename(s): S T

Country of Service: Canadian

Service Number: 25814

Rank: Private

Regiment: Canadian Infantry

Unit: 14th Bn.

Age:

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Died Date: 21/04/1915

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‘Burnley Express’ (5 July 1916)

(Kindly supplied by the website: Burnley in the Great War)

BURNLEY CANADIAN’S FATE

MISSING 14 MONTHS, NOW PRESUMED DEAD

Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, of 78, Brougham-street, Stoneyholme, Burnley, received an intimation from the War Office on Friday night to the effect that their son, Pte. Samuel Campbell, of the 14th Canadian Battalion, who had been reported missing since the 21st April last year, is now presumed to have been killed on that date. Pte Campbell was 24 years of age, and single. He formerly worked in Burnley as a weaver. He went out to try his luck in Canada in April, 1914, and came back to England in October of the same year with the first Canadian contingent. Before he enlisted he was engaged as under coachman to the Forest and Stream Club at a place about eighteen miles from Montreal. He was in the heavy fighting at Landemarcke [Langemarck], in Belgium, where the Canadians were "gassed" and surrounded, and were fighting back to back in the trenches. Presumably he was killed on the 21st April last year on which date he was first reported missing.

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Private Samuel Talbot Campbell

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'Burnley News' (5 July 1916)

'Burnley News' (5 July 1916)

Private Samuel Talbot Campbell

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Memorial Chamber of Canada’s Parliament Buildings, Ottawa

Memorial Chamber of Canada’s Parliament Buildings, Ottawa

In the Memorial Chamber are the eight ‘Books of Remembrance’ that contain the names of more than 120,000 Canadians who gave their lives in the service of Canada

Source: Canadian Virtual War Memorial (Kindly supplied by Shirley Penman, Clitheroe)

Page from the First World War ‘Book of Remembrance’: Private Samuel Talbot Campbell

Page from the First World War ‘Book of Remembrance’: Private Samuel Talbot Campbell

Source: Canadian Virtual War Memorial (Kindly supplied by Shirley Penman, Clitheroe)

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

13 August 1915

BARNOLDSWICK AND EARBY NEWS - MISSING SINCE APRIL

Grave anxiety is felt by the relatives of Private Sam Campbell, who was formerly employed as a weaver at Messrs. W. Bailey's, Ltd., Wellhouse Mill, Barnoldswick, and whose parents reside at 58, Gordon Street, Burnley. Pte. Campbell, who is 23 years of age, was in Canada when war broke out and enlisted in the 14th Canadian contingent at Montreal. He has been 'missing' since April 22nd. Any information as to his fate will be gratefully received by his parents at the above address (Mr. and Mrs. George Campbell) or by Miss Dinsdale, 59 Gisburn Road, Barnoldswick.

07 July 1916

MISSING BARNOLDSWICK CANADIAN'S DEATH PRESUMED

The parents of Pte. Sam Campbell, who resided at 58, Gordon Street, Burnley, have received an official intimation from the Canadian Military Authorities presuming his death to have taken place in France on or after the 21st of April, 1915. Pte. Campbell, who was 23 years of age, was in Canada when war broke out, and enlisted in the 14th Canadian Contingent at Montreal. He formerly worked as a weaver at Messrs. W. Bailey Ltd., Wellhouse Mill, Barnoldswick.

27 April 1917

CAMPBELL - In loving remembrance of Pte. Sam Campbell, 14th Royal Montreal Regiment, who was killed in action at Langemarck, Flanders, April 22nd, 1915, aged 23 years.

He left his home in perfect health,
He looked so young and brave;
We little thought how soon he would be
Laid in a hero's grave.
No one knows the parting,
Or what the parting cost;
But God, in his great mercy,
Has gained what we have lost.

"May his reward be as great as his sacrifice."

8, Richmond Road, Barnoldswick. From Lily.

19 April 1918

CAMPBELL - In loving memory of Private Sam Campbell, 14th Royal Montreal Regiment, killed in action at Langemarck, Flanders, April 22nd, 1915, aged 23 years.

Roses may wither, leaves fall and die,
If others forget you never will I.

From Lily, 8 Richmond Road, Barnoldswick.

18 April 1919

CAMPBELL - In loving remembrance of Pte. Samuel Talbot Campbell, killed in action April 22nd, 1915, aged 23 years.

Like ivy on a weathered oak
When all things else decay,
My love for him shall still keep green
And never fade away.

From Lily, 8 Richmond Road.

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07 July 1916

MISSING BARNOLDSWICK CANADIAN'S DEATH PRESUMED

The parents of Pte. Sam Campbell, who resided at 58, Gordon Street, Burnley, have received an official intimation from the Canadian Military Authorities presuming his death to have taken place in France on or after the 21st of April, 1915. Pte. Campbell, who was 23 years of age, was in Canada when war broke out, and enlisted in the 14th Canadian Contingent at Montreal. He formerly worked as a weaver at Messrs. W. Bailey Ltd., Wellhouse Mill, Barnoldswick.

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