Elwood Romas Campbell

Elwood Romas Campbell

Birth
Death 11 May 1919 (aged 23)
France
Burial Luray, Page County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 49210723 · View Source
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The death of Elwood R. Campbell, which was briefly reported in last week's issue of the News and Courier, was a particularly sad one, as young Campbell had written his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Romas Campbell, of near the Caverns, only a short time ago, that he was preparing to sail for home, and though only meagre in details have been learned, it is thought that his illness was of short duration. The message from the War Department to his parents stated that his death occurred on the 11th of May, and was the result of bronchial pneumonia. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved parents and brothers and sisters, as this is the second son they have given for their country in the short period of one year, the other son, Julian, was killed in action, in the Argonne Forest battle some months ago, details of which were printed in this paper at that time.

Elwood Campbell was popular, and of manly bearing. He enlisted in the Old 2nd Virginia at the outbreak of the trouble with Mexico and soon rose to the rank of Sergeant, which rank he held at the time of his death. He was a member of the machine gun company, 116th Infantry, 29th Division.

His last visit home was at Christmas in 1917, at which time his company was training at Camp McClellan, Anniston, Ala. In June, 1918, he sailed for France with his company. Beside his parents he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Lozier, Shelby, Osborne, Kenneth, and Eddie Campbell, and Mrs. Alfred Printz, and Mrs. Elmer Stover, all of Page.

Raymond Deavers, of Rileyville, who returned from France Wednesday night informs us that he served in the machine gun company with Sergeant Campbell, and saw him daily. He was in the hospital three days dying, on the 11th, the same day the Company sailed from St. Nazarie for home. He was complaining about a day before taken to the hospital, which was located too far from the harbor for his comrades, who had sailing orders, to visit him. Ellwood was stable Sergeant, that is he had charge of the mules and equipment. he was popular with all his comrades who always found him square and considerate.



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Died in France-Son of Romas & Susie


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  • Maintained by: Shock
  • Originally Created by: JAC
  • Added: 5 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49210723
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elwood Romas Campbell (16 May 1895–11 May 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49210723, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Luray, Page County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Shock (contributor 47473371) .