Alexander C. Campbell

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: November 1915
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: S/14921
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 3 Bank Ave, Downfield, Dundee
  • Occupation: Jute Buyer, Calcutta, India
  • Mother:

    Margaret Campbell, Bank Ave, Downfield, Dundee

  • Father:

    Peter Campbell, 9 Bank Ave, Downfield, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

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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