Memories of War: Benjamin & Helen Campbell
Benjamin Campbell was born on October 7, 1913 in Upper Blackville. He joined the North Shore Regiment in June of 1940. Corporal Campbell was involved in the first invasive force that stormed the beaches of Normandy. He was wounded. After recovering, he continued with the regiment through France, Holland and Belgium. He commanded a small group of soldiers who took possession of an island in the River Rhine. This was a decisive victory. He was presented with many medals.
In April, 1942 he married Helen White of Scotland, and returned with her to Canada in 1946. Leaving her family, friends and lifestyle behind, Mrs. Campbell embarked in a new life in rural New Brunswick and became a devoted mother to six children. Watch as their daughter Helen Jardine shares their story below.