Capt Philip Morrison Campbell, CD, RCE (Ret'd)

    • Capt Philip Morrison Campbell, CD RCE (Ret'd)
    • RCE EIIR Badge

    We regret to advise that Captain Philip Morrison Campbell (Ret'd) died in Vancouver on 12 August 2007.

    Born in Glace Bay, NS in 1912 into a coal mining family, he was a United Mine Worker 1929-39 and briefly a rugby player, boxer and bouncer. During his career, he served in Sydney NS, Toronto, Chilliwack, Germany and Montreal before retiring in 1968. Philip enrolled in 1932 in the Non-Permanent Active Militia as a Sapper in The Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers. He joined the Regular Army in 1939 and was promoted Staff Sergeant in July 1939, Quartermaster Sergeant (Warrant Officer Class 2) in July 1940 and volunteered for the Pacific Theatre in May 1945.

    At the end of the war, Philip was accepted into the Interim Force in March 1946 and transferred on enrolment to the Canadian Army Active Force in the rank of Sergeant in October 1946. Quickly promoted to Staff Sergeant in 1947 and Warrant Officer Class 2 in1948, he was promoted Warrant Officer Class 1 in January 1960 when he was appointed Regimental Sergeant-Major for Camp Chilliwack 1960-1964. Upon completion of this RSM appointment, Philip was granted a Classified Commission and promoted to the rank of Captain. Philip served as an officer with the Royal Canadian Engineers with Quebec Command Headquarters/Instructional Staff (Militia) and Canadian Forces Headquarters from which he was Honourably Released effective April 1969. After retirement, he worked in security at UBC for 10 years.

    In lieu of flowers please send donations to The Alzheimer Society of BC, The Parkinson's Society of BC, Salvation Army or charity of your choice. A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 pm, 7 September 2007 at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver, BC.