MAJOR F E. CAMPBELL
Major Francis Eastwood Campbell, of Awahuri, passed peacefully to his rest on Tuesday at the ripe old age of 87 years. The deceased gentleman was of the Campbells of Skaringdon, and a son of Colonel Campbell, who saw much service and distinguished himself in the. Peninsular War. Major Campbell, when he got his captaincy in tho 23rd Welsh Fusiliers, was the youngest to hold that rank, and was highly esteemed by ins commanding officers; so much so that when he forwarded his resignation to the Horse Guards it was returned to him with a request that he would reconsider his decision. However, he had decided to come to New Zealand with his father, and arrived with some of the first settlers in Canterbury. Ho was the first Clerk to Parliaments (acting for both Houses) when the seat of Government was at Auckland, and when it was moved to Wellington he continued to hold that office, which he held until his retirement about 18 years ago. The funeral is to be held to-morrow, leaving his son-in-law's (Mr A. H.Brisco) at 1.30 p.m. for F-eilding, and it was an expresseel wish of the deceased gentleman that it should be private. He was of a kindly and retiring nature, and will be sadly missed by those who had the honour of his friendship or acquaintance. On the motion of Sir Joseph Ward a motion of regret at the death of Major Campbell was ordered to herecorded on the Journals of fhe Houso at yesterday afternoon's sitting.
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OBITUARY., Feilding Star, Volume VI, Issue 1608, 28 September 1911
OBITUARY. Feilding Star, Volume VI, Issue 1608, 28 September 1911
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