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Local Boys Answer the Call . . .

It is interesting to note that 138 individuals enlisted in the armed services from the Cascapedia Bay area. Considering the population at the time, this figure represents a surprisingly high percentage. Of this number, 18 were killed in action.

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Cascapedia Bay Soldiers
World War I, 1914-1918
Grand Cascapedia, Quebec, Canada


Credits:
Bay Chaleur Military Museum

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Cascapedia Bay Boys
World War I, 1914-1918
New Richmond, Quebec, Canada


Credits:
Bay Chaleur Military Museum

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Cascapedia Bay Boys
World War I, 1914-1918
Grand Cascapedia, Quebec, Canada


Credits:
Bay Chaleur Military Museum

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Soldiers in New Carlisle
World War I, 1914-1918
New Carlisle, Quebec, Canada


Credits:
Arthur Campbell

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A Tale of Two Brothers Arthur Prentice Campbell and Peter Cobley Campbell


Arthur Prentice Campbell

Arthur Prentice Campbell was the fourth son born to John Archibald Campbll and Alice Weston Gadd Campbell of New Richmond, Quebec, on the 1st of March 1895. His father owned and operated a General Store in New Richmond and his mother was a trained nurse. He attended local schools and graduated from High School in Campbellton, New Brunswick where he lived for several years with his aunt and uncle, Dr. and Mrs. Peter McNichol.

After completing High School, he enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Forces, and proceeded overseas June 13th, 1915 on the same ship as the 26th battalion which sailed from Saint John, New Brunswick to England. He was posted to the 16th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, Canadian Expeditionary Force in France. Arthur was promoted to the rank of sergeant and was awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on November 6, 1917 during preparations or preparatory to the attack on Paschendaele. The citation read: "On two occasions when the guns were being taken into position they became bogged to the axle cups and despite intense hostile shelling he dug the guns out and was successful in getting them over the most impossible road into position. He also put out a fire which started in an ammunition dump. This N.C.O. displayed the greatest courage and determination and set a splendid example to the men under him." Arthur was killed in action on October 1st 1918 at Canal du Mord, Cambrai, France, only one month before the end of the war. He was buried at Bucuoy Road Military Cemetery, five miles south of Arras, France.

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Arthur Prentice Campbell
World War I (1914-1918)
New Richmond, Quebec, Canada
TEXT ATTACHMENT


Credits:
Bay Chaleur Military Museum

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Arthur Prentice Campbell's Attestation Paper (back)
26 March 1915
Grand Cascapedia, Quebec, Canada


Credits:
Archives of Canada (Archivia.net)

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Arthur Prentice Campbell's Attestation Paper (front)
26 March 1915
Grand Cascapedia, Quebec, Canada


Credits:
Archives of Canada (Archivia.net)

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Peter Cobley Welsford Campbell's Military Medal
World War I, 1914-1918
Grand Cascapedia, Quebec, Canada
TEXT ATTACHMENT


Credits:
Bay Chaleur Military Museum

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Arthur Prentice Campbell's Grave Marker
World War I, 1914-1918
New Richmond, Quebec, Canada
TEXT ATTACHMENT


Credits:
Bay Chaleur Military Museum

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Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
20th Century, Circa 1953
Grand Cascapedia, Quebec, Canada


Credits:
Arthur Campbell

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Arthur Prentice Campbell's Name in the Book of Remembrance
World War I, 1914-1918
Grand Cascapedia, Quebec, Canada


Credits:
Canadian Virtual War Memorial

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Exhibit - A Tale of Two Brothers
World War I, 1914-1918
New Richmond, Quebec, Canada


Credits:
Bay Chaleur Military Museum