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Ethel Campbell (International) assertion Ethel Campbell i(A31268 works by) (a.k.a. Ethel M. Campbell; E. M. Campbell)
Also writes as: 'The Signaller' ; E. M. C. ; 'The Durban Signaller' ; 'A South African' ; 'The Angel of Durban'
Born: Established: 1886 Glasgow,
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Scotland,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 1954 Pietermaritzburg, Natal (Province), Southern Africa, Africa,
Gender: Female
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Ethel Campbell was a South African author. As a young woman she had been a Durban socialite, however during in World War I she devoted herself to the welfare of Australian and New Zealand soldiers who passed through Durban on troopships. She was awarded an MBE in 1919 in recognition of her war work. In 1923, accompanied by her parents, she visited Australia where she was feted at receptions organised across the country by the Returned Services League.

Campbell's younger brother was the South African-born poet Roy Campbell (1901-1957). Her Life of Sam Campbell (1933), a biography of her father, includes an appendix which describes her visit to Australia.

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