Edward Wilfred Campion

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Campion, Private Edward Wilfred no.54646.

35th Battalion, formerly 8th Reinforcements (NSW) 1918.

“Devonshire” Fifth Ave, Campsie.

Marble polisher.

Born 1899, son of William Edward & Margaret Campion, at Towamba, NSW.

Enlisted 15/4/1918 at Campsie, aged 18.


Church of England. Next of kin: father, William Campion, “Devonshire” Fifth Avenue, Campsie.

Embarked from Sydney 19/6/1918 per SS Feldmarschall.

Returned to Australia 17/3/1919.

Married Mary Keogh 1925.

Died 1932.

Memorial Board, Church of England, Campsie.

Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1859288/ [accessed 26/08/2016].

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002