|THE VICTORIA CROSS AND CAMPAIGN MEDALS AWARDED TO LIEUTENANT FREDERICK WILLIAM CAMPBELL, 1ST BN ( ONTARIO REGIMENT ), CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED BY THE LORD ASHCROFT VC COLLECTION.|
|16 November 2017|
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|Medal entitlement of Lieutenant Frederick Campbell,
1st Bn ( Ontario Regiment ), CEF
|The Victoria Cross and campaign medals awarded to Lieutenant Frederick Campbell, 1st Bn ( Ontario Regiment ), Canadian Expeditionary Force, have been acquired by the Lord Ashcroft VC Collection. The VC group will go on display in the Imperial War Museum's Lord Ashcroft Gallery. Frederick Campbell served in the Royal Canadian Regiment, Maxim Machine Gun Crew, during the 2nd Boer War in South Africa.
For the award of the Victoria Cross
[ London Gazette, 23 August 1915 ], Givenchy, France, 15 June 1915, Lieutenant Frederick William Campbell, 1st Bn, ( Ontario Regiment ), Canadian Expeditionary Force.
For most conspicuous bravery on 15th June 1915, during the action at Givenchy.
Frederick Campbell died in the No. 7 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, following his VC action and was buried in the Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.
Iain Stewart, 16 November 2017