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Joseph Francis Campbell killed in France 1915
« on: Friday 16 March 18 12:37 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to establish if he is the son of Henry Campbell and Catherine Mugan who was born in County Roscommon on 9/4/1897. The only information I have is from a memoriam notice in the Roscommon Messenger of 12/12/1925 "In loving memory of Joseph Francis Campbell who was killed in action in France on 11th December 1915 fourth son of Mr and Mrs Henry Campbell, Sleaveen. R.I.P".  Joseph b 1897 was the 4th son. Any help will be much appreciated.
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Re: Joseph Francis Campbell killed in France 1915
« Reply #1 on: Friday 16 March 18 13:16 GMT (UK) »
His death seems to be 1916 not 1915.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/44304/campbell,-/

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Re: Joseph Francis Campbell killed in France 1915
« Reply #3 on: Friday 16 March 18 13:47 GMT (UK) »
If you have followed the link that MaureeninNY gave, you will see it has him as "Son of Harry and Kate Campbell, of Slaveen, Roscommon".

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Re: Joseph Francis Campbell killed in France 1915
« Reply #4 on: Friday 16 March 18 15:50 GMT (UK) »
Thank you all for your replies. The link gave me his service number which was very helpful. I am reasonably confident that he is the right Joseph Campbell. I have checked and the  memorial notice was published in 1925 and did state that the death was 1915. I suspect a mistranscription somewhere. Also the year of birth was wrong which leads me to suspect that he lied about his age particularly as he had been in the Connaught Rangers before moving to the Royal Irish Fusliiers.
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Hole Somerset
Shaughnessy Roscommon

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Re: Joseph Francis Campbell killed in France 1915
« Reply #5 on: Friday 16 March 18 16:23 GMT (UK) »
For the record - he is dogged by mis-transcriptions!  His medal records, the Effects Register (which confirms his father is Henry and confirms death in 1916 in No2 CCS) and one of the CWGC detailed sheets give his number as 43087.  The main CWGC entry, 2 of the three detailed sheets and the CWGC register have it, incorrectly, as 45087.

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