Murdock Cameron Prentice Campbell

From Canterbury Commons
Jump to: navigation, search

†Prentice (known as Cameron Campbell) no.2878.

59th Battalion 7th Reinforcements “Ella Cottage” Evaline Street, Campsie. Tram conductor.

Born Lanark, Scotland, son of James Thompson Campbell and Jane Wallace Campbell.

Enlisted at Campsie 18/9/1916, aged 24.



Next of kin, wife, Mrs Jessey Rattway Campbell, “Ella Cottage”, Evaline Street, Campsie.

Taken on strength of 59th Battalion 25/3/1917.

Embarked from Sydney 3/11/1916 per HMAT A19 Afric.

Casualty list SMH 29/12/1917 Killed in action 29/11/1917.

Died 29 November 1917 at Passchendaele, aged 25, “Killed in Action in France” (Memorial, Moorfields Cemetery).

Information from Mrs E. J. Tester, widow, remarried.

10 Queen Street, Auburn. Buried at Cabin Hill Cemetery, Wytschaete, grave C.11.

Australian War Memorial record available at: [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