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CAMPBELL – George Royal Artillery 8th 2nd and 8th Battery

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Royal Artillery Badge
NameCAMPBELL – George
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 8th 2nd and 8th Battalion
Regiment Number (s)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
2nd October 1828 / 17 years / Edinburgh Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7½ in
Sallow / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMauritius – 10 years 9 months
Malta – 3 years 11 months
Length of Service21 years 190 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and Driver / 8th April 1851 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1851 2nd Glasgow
1852-1876 Western Australia
1876 2nd Glasgow
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th May, 1852 from Plymouth, England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
WILLIAM JARDINE 1st August 1852
Date/Place of Birthc1811 Stromness Orkney Scotland
Date/Place of Baptism10th April 1811 Stromness Orkney Scotland
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
MUNRO Margaret
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
1824 Woolwich Kent England
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeGeorge B 1848 Malta
Margaret Jane B 1850 Malta
M FLANAGAN John 8th February 1875 Albany Western Australia (son of EPG Richard Flanagan 87th Regiment – William Hammond.)
D May 1899 Fremantle Western Australia
Jess B 1853 Western Australia
Mary Ann B 28th June 1855 Fremantle Western Australia
bap 1855 Fremantle Western Australia
M BARRON Thomas Mark Patrick 1871 Church of England Albany Western Australia
D 1st September 1929 Subiaco Western Australia
Alexander B 1857 Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Albany Title deeds assigned to individuals 30 Ovober 1867, granted Albany Town Lot 200
Occupation after
Gaoler Albany
Pension of £33/5/- per annum awarded 1 February 1876
Newspaper ArticlesThe Albany Advertiser Tuesday 10th September 1929 page 2 Death of Mary Ann Barron
Departure from Western
1st January 1876 to Glasgow Scotland
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known.  Returned to Scotland 1876
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st November 1857 Western Australia
Wesleyan Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Location Mauritius
1851 Location Woolwich
Discharge due to varicose veins and chronic rheumatism
In the 1851 Census HO 107/1588/8 Back of Hill Street (Adams Buildings) Woolwich Kent George Cambell(sic) age 39 Royal Artillery born Scotland is living with his wife Jane aged 27 born Woolwich Kent and their two children George born Malta 1848 and Margaret born Malta 1850 both children are British subjects
In 1881 George Campbell aged 69 a widower and late gunner of Artillery born Stromness Orkney was a boarder in the home of David and Elizabeth Hosie at William street Glasgow, Lanarkshire Scotland