CAMPBELL John William Ronald
Regiment : 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : J0
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 14th April 1918 aged 24
Buried : Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium, Panel 5.
Relatives : Son of the late General Sir William Campbell, K.C.B. (late R.M.A.), and of Lady Campbell, formerly of Marchwood, Malvern, Worcestershire
Memorial : Malvern WW1 War Memorial
Awarded the Military Cross.
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for army casualties located in Worcester Cathedral, given as the Canadian Contingent.
John William Ronald Campbell enlisted as a Lieutenant in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force on 12th September 1914 at Levis, Quebec, Canada, shortly before his 21st birthday. His attestation paper gives his third name as Roland, this has been amended on the second page to Ronald. On his attestation paper John gave his date of birth as 20th September 1893 in Warblington, Hampshire, England and his next of kin as his father, General Sir William Campbell, K.C.B., of Malvern Worcestershire, England. He had no occupation but had previously served 18 months with the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders. John was 6 feet tall with a fair complexion, blue eyes and fair hair.
National Archives of Canada Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1445 – 58
Campbell John William Ronald of Marchwood, Malvern, Worcestershire, Lieutenant Worcestershire Regiment, died 14 April 1918 in Belgium on active service. Administration London 12 April (1919) to Dame Frances Maria Campbell, widow. Effects £150 18s 4d.
John Campbell has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Ploegsteert Memorial.