Campbell, Robert Eldon

Regimental Number: 898432
Rank: Captain
Branch: 192nd Battalion; 9th Reserve Battalion; Canadian Forestry Corps

Robert was born in Montague, Ontario on August 15, 1871. He went west to Saskatchewan in 1893, where he taught school for two years. At that time he married Stella May Crosier and the couple moved to Banff, where teachers’ salaries were more lucrative. Besides teaching, Robert also took up packing and guiding for the CPR. Eventually he gave up teaching altogether. Robert enlisted in the 192nd Battalion and served overseas during the war. Shortly after he returned, Robert and Stella moved to the Peace Country. They farmed in Red Willow lived until they retired to Victoria in 1943. Ten years later they moved to Calgary to live with their daughter Gladys. Robert died on May 5, 1965

Sources: Along the Wapiti, p. 411, 40, 41