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Captain Frederick W. Campbell, V.C. 1867-1915

Captain Frederick W. Campbell, V.C. 1867-1915

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

Captain Frederick W. Campbell, V.C. 1867-1915

Photo from Google Street View ©2015 Google - Posted February, 2015

Plaque Location

The County of Wellington
The Township of Wellington North
In Mount Forest, in front of the Royal Canadian Legion
on King Street West, west of Main Street

Coordinates: N 43 58.822 W 80 44.040


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Plaque Text

Born in Oxford County and raised near Mount Forest, Campbell saw active service in the South African War. He went overseas in 1914 with the first Canadian contingent and was posted to the 1st Battalion, C.E.F. In June, 1915, his unit was engaged in the Givenchy area of France. During an attack on the German trenches, Campbell held an exposed position under heavy fire, despite the loss of most of his detachment. He then advanced and succeeded in holding back a strong counter-attack. Shot by a sniper, Campbell died of his wounds. For his gallant conduct he was posthumously awarded the British Empire's highest decoration for valour, the Victoria Cross.

Another plaque at this location
Lieutenant S. Lewis Honey, V.C., D.C.M., M.M. 1894-1918


Victoria Cross

Wellington North Plaques

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> Posted September 7, 2012
Captain Campbell left Canada with my great grandfather Fred Crowther in 1914 and my great grandfather died on June 15. I would love to know more about what they got up to during that year in France. Can anyone point me to any books?

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