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William Nelson Campbell

In memory of:

Private William Nelson Campbell

September 27, 1918

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)


1st Bn.

Additional Information


December 28, 1894

Commemorated on Page 380 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

II. A. 23.


Sains-les-Marquion is a village and it lies approximately 2 kilometres south of Marquion, which lies on the main straight road from Arras to Cambrai. The Ontario Cemetery lies to the south of the village. The cemetery was made after the capture of Sains-les-Marquion by the Canadian Division on September 27, 1918. The Cemetery was enlarged after the Armistice and now covers an area of 949 square metres. It is enclosed by a rubble wall.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of WILLIAM NELSON CAMPBELL– Pte. W. Nelson Campbell taken at Valcartier, 1914
  • Photo of WILLIAM NELSON CAMPBELL– Mount Forest Corps

Aug 17, 1914

(L-R) Captain FW Campbell VC, Bugler Frank Pearson, Oswald Walsh, Harry Gardiner, Robert Muir, Willet Patton, James Lawson (at rear), Frank Murphy, Douglas Smith, Nelson Campbell, Murray McPhaden, Milton Seim, James Woods, Sgt. Raymond Pratley, Capt. Dr. A.R. Perry.

The men are ready to go overseas at the Mount Forest train station.
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Cabana to Campling. Microform Sequence 17; Volume Number 31829_B016726. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 161.  Page 1011 of 1024
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker - Ontario Cemetery, Sains-les-Marquion … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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