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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery,Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle ,
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Swaby Lincolnshire
George Camplin was born in 1892 he was the son of Moses a farm labourer and Alice Camplin née Myers of Brant Cottage Swaby Lincolnshire. Moses was born in 1862 at Swaby, Alice Myers was born in 1863 at Donington, Lincolnshire, they were married on 25th April 1889 at the parish church at Swaby, they went on to have 10 children, sadly 3 were to die in infancy or early childhood. In the 1911 census the family are living at Swaby, Lincolnshire, Moses 49 yrs is a farm labourer, he is living with his wife Alice 48 yrs and 4 of their children. In the same 1911 census we find that George has left the family home, he is a boarder living at Brewery Street, Kimberley he is 19 yrs of age and a domestic gardener, he is boarding with William Wildin 34 yrs a stationary engine driver.
In 1911 he was working as a domestic gardener, boarding off Brewery Street Kimberley with William Ewart Wildin and family.
20 Aug 1915
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Rifleman
8th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Rifleman George Camplin enlisted at Nottingham whilst residing at Alford, Lincolnshire, he served with the 8th battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. He landed in France on 20th July 1915 and was killed in action on 28th August 1915 and is buried in Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery, Belgium.
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery,Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle ,
    George Camplin - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery,Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle ,