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Clifden Homer Foch Campton

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Clifden Homer Foch Campton

November 2, 1944


Düsseldorf, Germany

Military Service


Service Number:

J/95160

Age:

25

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

426 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Born:

November 8, 1918
Montréal, Quebec

Enlistment:

October 10, 1941
Montréal, Quebec

Son of James and Ruth A. Campton, of Ville St. Michel, Quebec.

Brother of Pilot Officer Albert Spencer Blair Campton, who died while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

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


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

17. F. 20.

Location:

Rheinberg is 24 kilometres north of Krefeld and 13 kilometres south of Wesel, in the locality of Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal. The cemetery is 3 kilometres south of the centre of the town of Rheinberg on the road to Kamp Lintfort. From the motorway 57, turn off at Rheinberg and at the T junction follow the 510 in the direction Kamp Lintfort. The cemetery is a short way along this road on the right.

The site of Rheinberg War Cemetery was chosen in April 1946 by the Army Graves Service for the assembly of Commonwealth graves recovered from numerous German cemeteries in the area. The majority of those now buried in the cemetery were airmen, whose graves were brought in from Dusseldorf, Krefeld, Munchen-Gladbach, Essen, Aachen and Dortmund; 450 graves were from Cologne alone. The men of the other fighting services buried here mostly lost their lives during the battle of the Rhineland, or in the advance from the Rhine to the Elbe.

There are now 3,326 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War buried or commemorated at Rheinberg War Cemetery. 156 of the burials are unidentified. There are also nine war graves of other nationalities, most of them Polish.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Clifden Homer Foch Campton is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Clifden Homer Foch Campton is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Identification– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of CLIFDEN HOMER FOCH CAMPTON– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of CLIFDEN HOMER FOCH CAMPTON– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of CLIFDEN HOMER FOCH CAMPTON– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Other– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation Paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation Paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Other– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Other– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Other– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Other– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Moyra Doreen Campton Banner– Picture of Moyra Doreen Campton Banner, sister of Clifden Homer Foch Campton, and wife of the late Earl David Banner (reporter for the Boston Globe newspaper, Boston, Massachusetts), at 87 years (2004).
  • Family Photo– Photo of Clifden H F Campton's sister, Moyra Doreen Campton Banner (wife of late Earl David Banner, reporter for Boston Globe newspaper), at approximate age 24 (1941) and her sister (Clifden's sister) Diedre, approximate age 20, at Moyra's home in Marshfield, Massachusetts.  Moyra is holding son David Campton Banner, and little girl standing is his older sister, Joan Banner.  Moyra Banner has sister Ruth Campton Wilson, wife of Ian Wilson, living in Raymond, Alberta.  Moyra Banner is mother of 9 children:  Joan (d), David (d), Doreen, Ian, Clifden, Jane, Judith, Pauline, Constance (d).  Besides sister Ruth and brother Clifden, she has brother Albert Blair Spencer Campton, RCAF PO, deceased, brother Mark Campton, RCAF, deceased, and sister Diedre (in  picture), deceased.
  • Photo of Clifden Campton– In memory of the students of West Hill High School, Montreal Quebec. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me

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