Campbell, William –

Son of Thomas and Letitia Campbell; husband of Jane Ann Smedley (formerly Campbell), of 6, Foundry Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Enlisted August 1915. Formerly 21918, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Caught aged 26 as an absentee from Belton Park, Grantham since 07/02/1916 appearing before Bolton Magistrates 10/02/1916 to be sent back to his unit under escort. (Bolton Archives: JBO/1/26).

Personal details

  • Surname: Campbell
  • Forename: William
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 26
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: April 3rd, 1916
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Private
  • Unit: 70th Company.
  • Service number: 5734
  • Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Motors)
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 03/09/1915
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 7h

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