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British War Medal to Lieutenant - Canadian?

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Hi all,

A random bought - British War Medal to Lieutenant F.W.Campbell. A first glance in Ancestry and I wasn't able to locate a MIC. Can he be Canadian, especially because medal is coming from there?

Any help to confirm or advise would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Timo

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Mount Forest is just up the road from me. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_William_Campbell

He was 48 at the time of his deed and death - 4 days apart.

 

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Medals went to widow, living in Mount Forest, but his address was given as 'Toronto', amended to 'Detroit' at some point.  

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OTOH, apparently Lord Ashcroft bought his VC in 2017 and the web site shows a group: QSA, trio and VC.  So, possibly not the same 'F.W. Campbell.  There are 5 Frederick William Campbells in the Cdn records, two of them officers.  

http://www.lordashcroftmedals.com/collection/frederick-william-campbell-vc/

 

Edited by peter monahan

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Hmmm there is also a listing for Capt F. W. Campbell who joined the 169th Battalion in 1916. His service file online is mixed with the Campbell VC file. 

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=84493

Here you can see his attestation paper. The medal card on page 40 lists him also as a Lieutenant, showing with  dates of service (ie entering France) in 1917 and 1918 long after Campbell VC was killed. 

Edited by SemperParatus

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Sorry guys for a late reply. Yes, I saw that VC winner as well and a photo of his VC set from secure collection:). He was prompted to Captain posthumously so probably that's why a mix-up there too.

Other option only that I can think of is South African officer- not much out there of them.

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