Sitting far right: Long-time Youbou resident (the late) Colin Campbell at age 18

Remembrance Day: remembering locals

Photos of Anne Campbell's relatives who went away to war.

  • Wed Nov 5th, 2014 10:00am
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Colin Campbell (top of photo) and others of the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada (established by residents of Vancouver in 1910).  Note the Union Jack flag on the rolled blankets worn over the shoulder of each soldier. The cross (Red Cross) on the sleeves of the soldiers denoted that all were stretcher-bearers (as was Campbell), field ambulance personnel (manual) or other medical personnel. Stretcher-bearers were “called to the most dangerous places where casualties had already taken place but there were always men who would volunteer for the (usually) unarmed job.”