CYRIL WESTLEY CAMPE

Cyril is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.

 

Born: 1885, Ipswich.

Died: 24th August 1918; age: 33; KiA.

Residence: Sparkhill, Birmingham, Warwickshire.

Occupation: A Sorter for the General Post Office.

Enlistment Location: London.

Date of Entry Therein: 3rd October 1915 – France.

 

Rank: Sapper; Service Number: 35329.

Regiment: Royal Engineers, Postal Section.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Memorial Reference:

Panel 3.

Vis-En-Artois Memorial,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of P.H. & A.E. Campe, of 26, Osborne Road, Handsworth, Staffordshire; husband of Nellie Campe, of 38, Ivor Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham, Warwickshire.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   17, Provident Street, Litchurch, Derbyshire.

 

Cyril was 6 years old and living with his parents, sister and maternal uncle.

Percy Havant Campe, 34, a Woollen Warehouseman, born London.

Annie Elizabeth Campe (nee Westley), 34, born Kirtling, Cambridgeshire.

Mabel Dorothy Campe, 6 months, born Ipswich – died 1895, Litchurch, Derbyshire.

James Frank Westley, 36, a Waiter, born Lidgate, Suffolk.

 

1901   26, Osborne Road, Handsworth, Staffordshire.

 

Cyril was 16 years old, a Post Office Learner. He was living with his parents & sisters.

Percy, 44, a Manager – Woollen Warehouse.

Annie, 46.

Ruby Marion Gwendoline Campe, 8, born Litchurch, Derbyshire.

Winifred Ida Campe, 5, born Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire.

 

1911   26, Osborne Road, Handsworth, Staffordshire.

 

Cyril was 26 years old, a Sorter – on a Travelling Post Office Train – General Post Office. He was living with his parents & sisters.

Percy, 55, a Storekeeper – Pinafore Factory – Lace.

Annie, 56.

Ruby, 18, a Clerk – Publisher’s Office.

Ida, 15, a Clerk – out of situation.

 

In 1912, Solihull, Warwickshire, Cyril married Nellie Mitchell, born April 1884, Birmingham, Warwickshire.

They had 2 sons:

William Kenneth Campe, born July 1913, West Bromwich, Staffordshire.

Thomas Campe, born 1916, West Bromwich – died 1916, West Bromwich, Staffordshire.

 

Probate to Nellie Campe – widow, of 361, Reddings Lane, Hall Green, Birmingham.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Nellie Campe – widow.

 

Cyril is remembered on the Post Office Staff war memorial at the Birmingham Head Office, West Midlands.

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