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(Captain) Robert William Campbell
« on: Sunday 20 August 17 15:46 BST (UK) »
R W Campbell, who wrote The Kangaroo Marines in WW1 wrote that (sometime between 1900 and 1914) he lived in Australia and New Zealand and served on a Sydney paper and with the New Zealand Herald.  During his stay, he says he studied the Citizen Army.

I wonder if anyone can find details of what he did?

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« Reply #1 on: Sunday 20 August 17 15:47 BST (UK) »
R W Campbell, who wrote The Kangaroo Marines in WW1 wrote that (sometime between 1900 and 1914) he lived in Australia and New Zealand and served on a Sydney paper and with the New Zealand Herald.  During his stay, he says he studied the Citizen Army.

I wonder if anyone can find details of what he did?

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Re: (Captain) Robert William Campbell
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 20 August 17 21:14 BST (UK) »
Duplicate post here

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Re: (Captain) Robert William Campbell
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 20 August 17 21:20 BST (UK) »
Do you know when and where he died?


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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: (Captain) Robert William Campbell
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 20 August 17 22:54 BST (UK) »
You will also find articles about the Citizen Army in Papers Past.

Here is a sample......

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/ME19110616.2.44?query=citizen%20army


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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: (Captain) Robert William Campbell
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 20 August 17 22:58 BST (UK) »
There is a good description here of  his time in Australia
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article135278565

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adding : It's written by a literary journalist rather than a news journalist so descriptive rather than hard facts.
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He also served as a journalist in Sydney for a short time, doing the
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Re: (Captain) Robert William Campbell
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 20 August 17 23:00 BST (UK) »
And from the Australian newspapers, a sample about the captain.........


http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/76851336?searchTerm=%22captain%20r.%20w.%20campbell%22&searchLimits=exactPhrase=captain+r.+w.+campbell|||anyWords|||notWords|||requestHandler|||dateFrom=1900-01-01|||dateTo=1940-12-31|||sortby

For more, go to:

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/search?adv=y


Minniehaha.
HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.