Campbell, Charles (Charley) Austin: Service no. 654376


Digitized Service Record

Source: Duty Nobly Done Honour Roll


Find-A-Grave Commemoration Plot, Canada.


PTE. AUSTIN CAMPBELL, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Campbell, of East Wawanosh, enlisted with the 161st Battalion in January, 1916, and went to France in February, 1918, and at the battle of Arras he paid the supreme sacrifice, being killed by a sniper.

Annotation 2019-05-21 114025
The Signal. September 26, 1918. Page 1.

Summary of Service for Private Charles Austin Campbell, reg. no. 654376

June 25, 1889BornEast Wawanosh Township, Huron County, Ontario Canada to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Campbell.
January 31, 1916Enlists at Wingham, OntarioEnlist as a private with the 161st Overseas Battalion at the age of 26-years and 7-months. He is a farmer standing 5’7“ tall and lists his residence address as R.R. #1 Belgrave, Ontario. He is single and has no prior military experience.
April 19, 1916Anti-Typhoid Inoculation 
April 27, 1916Anti-Typhoid Inoculation 
July 21 1916Vaccinated 
September 1916Assigns PayAssigns $20.00 per month to this mother, Mrs. Annie Campbell.
October 11, 1916Signs WillAssigns his real and personal estate to his father. The will is witness by Privates Norman Leslie Butcher and another soldier.
November 1, 1916Embarks for EnglandLeaves Halifax, Nova Scotia.
November 11, 1916Arrives EnglandArrives at Liverpool.
December 14, 1916Appointed Acting/Lance-CorporalAppointed Acting/Lance-Corporal with pay at Dibgate Camp, England.
February 2, 1917Appointed Acting/Corporal.Appointed Acting/Corporal with pay at Witley Camp, England.
April 19, 1917Appointed Acting/SergeantAppointed Acting/Sergeant with pay at Witley Camp, England.
April 26, 1917Attended Bombing SchoolAttended 5th Division Bombing School.
February 28, 1918Reverts to Acting/CorporalReverts to a lower rank in preparation for embarking to the Continent for service with the 18th Battalion.
February 28, 1918Arrives in France at the No. 2 Canadian Infantry Brigade DepotArrives Etaples, France.
March 12, 1918Arrives at the 18th BattalionArrives “In the Field” to the 18th Battalion. The Battalion is at St. Lawrence Camp in the Vimy area.
April 28, 1918Reverts to RanksReverts to the rank of private.
August 27, 1918Killed in ActionBattalion very active in the Guemappe Sector. Suffers 15 killed and 150 wounded during action.
July 12, 1920Certified Location of GraveC.W.G.C. report certifies the location of Private Campbell’s grave as plot II.A.9 at the Tigris Lane Cemetery, Wancourt, Pas-de-Calais, France. He is buried with seven of his fellow Battalion mates.
"Killed in Action" Was instantly killed by an enemy shell, during the operations between Guemappe and Vis-en-Artois.
“Killed in Action” Was instantly killed by an enemy shell, during the operations between Guemappe and Vis-en-Artois.

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