Campbell, Herbert: Service no. 657105


Digitized Service Record

Source: April 1917 casualty.


From Find-A-Grave Profile:

“Birth Location: Burpee Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada.

Cause and Death Location: “Died of Wounds” at No. 4 Canadian Field Ambulance. Wounds were acquired at the Battle of Vimy Ridge. (Citation Source: War Graves Registry: Circumstances of Death Records. Record Group 150, 1992–1993/314, Boxes 145–238. Library and Archives Canada, assessed Sept 2013, unigift)

Military: Great War (World War I):

Enlistment: 3 January 1915; Regiment Number: 657105; Rank: Private; Regiment: 162nd OS Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force (C.E.F.).

Rank & Regiment at time of death: Rank: Lance Corporal Regiment: Canadian Infantry 18th Battalion, C.E.F.

18th Battalion (The Essex and Kent Scottish), C.E.F. was re-formed March 15, 1915, London, Ontario. On April 8, 1917, they were participating in The Arras Offensive (9 April – 15 May, 1917)at Vimy Ridge (9-14 April 1917)(Citation Source: The Regimental Rougue,, assessed 9 Oct 2013, unigift)

On April 9, 1917, the 18 Battalion, Company’s A, B & C at 5:50, a.m. advanced the German front line on Vimy Ridge. The approximate numbers: 2 Officers killed, 4 Offices wounded, 40 Infantry solders killed and 180 Infantry solders wounded. (Citation Source: War Diaries of the First World War – 18th Canadian Infantry Battalion;
Dates: 1915/04/29-1918/02/28, pages 5-7;, assessed 9 Oct 2013, unigift)


Canadian Virtual War Memorial, Veterans Affairs Canada,

Commemorated on Page 212 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.

Canadian Great War Project


Herbert was seventh child, fifth son, of ten children of Daniel S Campbell and Christina Lee.

He married Elsie Pearl Elliott, daughter of Reverend Charles Henry Elliott and Julia Ann Bradley on 19 September 1916 in Walters Falls, Grey, Ontario, Canada while he was in the military. His wife Elsie Pearl Elliott never re-married.

Relatives on Find A Grave:

Brother-In-Law Corporal Howard Leslie Elliott

Sister-In-Law Beulah Blanche Elliott McRobert

Photograph of the memorial stone emblem for Canada. Courtesy with Copyright permission granted by © Pierre Vandervelden – Belgium 2004, 26 July 2013 to unigift. Merci beaucoup!

Military & Biographical information submitted 2 October 2013.

Note: Memorial Transferred 2 October 2013.

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Gravesite Details

Lance Corporal, 18th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment). Died of wounds received at Vimy Ridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Campbell, of Powassan, Ontario; husband of Elsie P. Campbell, of Hillsdale, Ontario. Age: 25. Added by: CWGC”

“Died of Wounds” At No. 4 Canadian Field Ambulance.

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