Kingston upon Hull War Memorial 1914 - 1918

The story of Hull in World War One

Campion

Walter and Joseph Campion, both died on the Somme, in November 1916.

BORN HULL 1892. FIFTH SON OF SAMUEL GLOVER CAMPION & MARY ANNIE OLIVER, AT 7 WALLER STREET AND 3 BALFOUR STREET, HULL. ONE OF SEVEN CHILDREN AND SIX SONS. THE FAMILY WORKED ON THE HULL DOCKS AND RAILWAYS. WALTER WAS EMPLOYED AS A BUILDER'S LABOURER. HE ENLISTED IN, HULL. JOINING THE 12TH EYR, HULL PAL WITH TWO OF HIS BROTHERS. HE WAS WOUNDED AT SERRE AND DIED OF WOUNDS, ON 15/11/1916, AGED 23. UNMARRIED, HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS FATHER, SAM. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HDM ON 09/1/1917, 13/11/1917 & 27/01/1917. HIS BROTHER, PTE, JOSEPH STANLEY CAMPION, 1ST/5TH NFUS HAD DIED THE PREVIOUS DAY ON 14/11/1916. HIS PARENTS HAD LOST TWO SONS WITHIN A DAY