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Vernon Francis Campbell

In memory of:

Private Vernon Francis Campbell

August 8, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:







North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


October 4, 1923
Newport, Prince Edward Island


September 16, 1943
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Fourth child of Mary Ellen (née Murphy) and Duncan Farquhar Campbell of Newport, Prince Edward Island.

Brother of Corporal Joseph William Campbell, who died while serving with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders, R.C.I.C.

Commemorated on Page 267 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

XVI. B. 5


This cemetery lies on the west side of the main road from Caen to Falaise (route N158) and just north of the village of Cintheaux. Bretteville-sur-Laize is a village and commune in the department of the Calvados, some 16 kilometres south of Caen. The village of Bretteville lies 3 kilometres south-west of the Cemetery. Buried here are those who died during the later stages of the battle of Normandy, the capture of Caen and the thrust southwards (led initially by the 4th Canadian and 1st Polish Armoured Divisions), to close the Falaise Gap, and thus seal off the German divisions fighting desperately to escape being trapped west of the Seine. Almost every unit of Canadian 2nd Corps is represented in the Cemetery. There are about 3,000 allied forces casualties of the Second World War commemorated in this site.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Vernon F. Campbell– Vernon in his Uniform.
  • Photo of Vernon Francis Campbell
  • Official Letter– This letter was sent along with the photo of grave site to the family.
  • Document– This document was presented to the family with the Memorial Bar.
  • Award Document– This document was sent to the family along with the medals he was awarded.
  • Memorial Bar– The Memorial Bar mounted in its holder.
  • Last Post– Temporary grave marker erected for Vernon at Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, these crosses were used until the permanent gravestone was placed.
  • Memorial– Remembering brothers lost … Brothers In Arms Memorial, Zonnebeke, BE … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens … May 2022
  • Grave Marker– Picture of Vernon Campbell's tombstone, June 2019

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