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Stephen Gordon Campbell

In memory of:

Warrant Officer Class I Stephen Gordon Campbell

March 14, 1945

Shetland Islands, Scotland

Military Service


Service Number:

R/92380

Age:

26

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

14th OTU (RAF)

Citation(s):

Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-1945, Operational Wings.

Additional Information


Born:

November 11, 1918
Vancouver, British Columbia

Enlistment:

February 28, 1941
Vancouver, British Columbia

Son of Stephen Graham Campbell and Ruth Rose Snow.

He was a cadet in the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders - 1st Aid Section - from 27 October 1934 to 1 February 1938 and served as a private, service number K-57832, with the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Seaforth Highlanders - NPAM - from 9 October 1940 to 7 November 1940 with training at 111th Gordon Head Camp in Victoria, British Columbia. He was transferred to the air force at his request.

Commemorated on Page 501 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Panel 281.

Location:

During the Second World War more than 116,000 men and women of the Air Forces of the British Commonwealth gave their lives in service. More than 17,000 of these were members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, or Canadians serving with the Royal Air Force. Approximately one-third of all who died have no known grave. Of these, 20,450 are commemorated by name on the Runnymede Memorial, which is situated at Englefield Green, near Egham, 32 kilometres by road west of London. The design of the Runnymede Memorial is original and striking. On the crest of Cooper's Hill, overlooking the Thames, a square tower dominates a cloister, in the centre of which rests the Stone of Remembrance. The cloistered walks terminate in two lookouts, one facing towards Windsor, and the other towards London Airport at Heathrow. The names of the dead are inscribed on the stone reveals of the narrow windows in the cloisters and the lookouts. They include those of 3,050 Canadian airmen. Above the three-arched entrance to the cloister is a great stone eagle with the Royal Air Force motto, Per Ardua ad Astra". On each side is the inscription:
IN THIS CLOISTER ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF TWENTY THOUSAND AIRMEN WHO HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE. THEY DIED FOR FREEDOM IN RAID AND SORTIE OVER THE BRITISH ISLES AND THE LANDS AND SEAS OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN EUROPE In the tower a vaulted shrine, which provides a quiet place for contemplation, contains illuminated verses by Paul H. Scott."

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Inscription - Runnymede Memorial - April 2017 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Id Card– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of STEPHEN GORDON CAMPBELL– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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