Campbell, John William “Jack”

Regimental Number: 781985
Rank: Private
Branch: 128th Battalion; 3rd Canadian Labour Battalion; 11th Battalion Canadian Railway Troops

Jack was born in Cookstown, Ontario on February 10, 1897. In about 1915, he went in search of new opportunities in Manitoba and later joined the Canadian army. Jack came to Alberta in 1919 with the other veterans and homesteaded at W1/2 15-80-8 W6 in the Blueberry Mountain district. He married Alice in 1923 when she had come to Canada on holiday to visit a friend. The Campbells stayed in Blueberry Mountain and farmed until Jack died on May 7, 1957.

Sources: The Big Bend, p. 255; Homestead Records; Obituary