Could his youngest brother John b. Aug. 1893 have gone to the Newtown School.
Why am I asking. There is a John Campbell on the list of Newtown School lads who survived WW1. It says that he left the school in 1907 and served in the 1 / 5 th NF (Territorial).
I think NF is Northumberland Fusilliers.
While I doubt that the John Campbell is my Uncle. Why, the school leaving age would have had to have been 15 in 1907.
Of course he could have left in early 1907 at 14 years.
Up to 1911 Census he lived in Hood and Ellison Streets.
So could children from the Quay School then go up to the Newtown School at say 11 years just like we went from the Newtown to Clegga.
Why am I so interested in Uncle John.
First he is the only one of my Grandfather and siblings to have served in wartime and I knew very little about him as he went to Canada early 60ís.
2nd. granddaughters school are putting a lot of effort into the 100th WW1 Anniversary. So itís Homework !!!
So itís pulling together bits and pieces for a presentation that Iím giving tomorrow to our Family History Group.
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