This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Alexander C. Campbell
- Date of enlistment: November 1915
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: S/14921
- Rank: Lance Corporal
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 11th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 27
- Date of Death: 23.04.1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Guemappe British Cemetery, Wancourt
- Grave/Mem Ref no: II.D.9.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 3 Bank Ave, Downfield, Dundee
- Occupation: Jute Buyer, Calcutta, India
Margaret Campbell, Bank Ave, Downfield, Dundee
Peter Campbell, 9 Bank Ave, Downfield, Dundee
More about Alexander C. Campbell
Alexander C. Campbell S/14921 Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
DUNDEE LADS IN HIGHLAND REGIMENTS
Make the Supreme Sacrifice.
The recent fighting has exacted a heavy toll of Dundee soldiers. Mr and Mrs Peter Campbell, 9 Bank Avenue, Downfield, have been officially notified that their youngest son, Corporal Alexander C. Campbell, has made the supreme sacrifice.
Deceased, who was 27 years of age, was an old Harris Academy boy. He served his apprenticeship with J & A. D. Grimond, Ltd., jute manufacturers, Dundee, and proceeded to Calcutta, where he held an important position as a jute buyer for 4½ years.
After the outbreak of war Corporal Campbell came home on holiday, and he enlisted in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in November, 1915. He had been at the front for nine months. A letter from the commanding officer states that Corporal Campbell was in charge of a bombing section, and led his men forward with great coolness when under heavy fire.
Dundee Courier 9th May 1917
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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