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7867   Private Henry Campbell
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 07/08/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 01/11/1884
Died: 07/03/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 30
Summary      
Henry Campbell was the eldest son of William and Mary Jane Campbell. He was born on 1st November 1884 in the Desertcreat, Cookstown area. He was one of at least five children. He was an agricultural labourer. He was married with two children. Henry Campbell was a reservist and was called up in August 1914. He enlisted in Cookstown and was almost immediately sent to the front. Private Henry Campbell was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling fusiliers when he died from wounds at Rouen on Sunday 7th March 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery
  Rouen, Seine-Maritime, 4
Grave Ref: Grave A-5-7
CWGC Casualty 514176
Summary      
St Sever Cemetery and St. Sever Cemetery Extension are located within a large communal cemetery situated on the eastern edge of the southern Rouen suburbs of Le Grand Quevilly and Le Petit Quevilly. If approaching Rouen from the north, head for the centre of town and cross over the river Seine, following signs for Caen. Follow this route until you get to the 'Rond Point des Bruyeres' roundabout (next to the football stadium), then take the first exit into the Boulevard Stanislas Girardin. The cemetery is 150 metres down this road on the left. If approaching Rouen from the south, follow the N138 (Avenue des Canadiens) towards the centre of town. At the 'Rond Point des Bruyeres' roundabout (next to the football stadium), take the fourth exit into the Boulevard Stanislas Girardin. The cemetery is 150 metres down this road on the left. If arriving on foot, take the metro to St Sever Metro Station, then follow the Avenue de Caen until you get to the Avenue de la Liberation, then take this road and follow this, which will become the Boulevard du 11 Novembre. At the end of this road is the 'Rond Point des Bruyeres' roundabout. Take the first exit from this into the Boulevard Stanislas Girardin. The cemetery is 150 metres down this road on the left.
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Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - Panel 1 Cookstown
2 Desertcreat Roll Of Honour WWI Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 36
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Campbell family 1901 Census lists Henry as living with the family at house 6 in Gortacar, Doris, Tullaghoge, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Campbell family 1911 census does not list Henry as living with the family at house 8 in Low Cross, Tullaghoge, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists 'Henary Camble' 1911 Census lists Henry as boarding at house 7 in Desertcreat, Tullaghoge, Tyrone
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Henry Campbell's grave can be purchased here