Charles Campbell was born in 1896, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Campbell. In 1915 the family home was at 50 Nimrod Street, Walton, Liverpool, Lancashire.
He signed on as a trimmer in the Engineering Department on board the Lusitania at Liverpool, on 12 April 1915 for what would be the liner’s last ever voyage to America and reported for duty at 8am on 17 April, the day she left the River Mersey. As a trimmer his monthly rate of pay was £6-0s-0d and upon engagement, he was given an advance on his pay of £1-0s-0d.
Charles Campbell was killed when she was sunk. He was aged 18 years.
His body was not found and identified afterwards and as a consequence, his name is embossed on the Mercantile Memorial at Tower Hill, London.
Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1901 Census of England and Wales, 1911 Census of England and Wales, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Cunard Records, PRO BT 334.