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Alexander Findlay Campbell
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps
- Unit/Ship: 7th Training Squadron, Netherhaven
- Place of Death: Netheravon, Wiltshire
- Age at Death: 18
- Date of Death: 22.09.1917
- Burial Country: Scotland
- Cemetery: Barnhill Cemetery, Broughty Ferry
- Grave/Mem Ref no: O.4.93.
- Date of Birth: 1899
- Place of Birth:
- Address: West Pitkerro Farm, Kingennie
- Occupation: North of Scotland Bank, Albert Sq, Dundee
Elizabeth Adamson Lawson Campbell
David Campbell, West Bankhead, Monikie
David & Mary
More about Alexander Findlay Campbell
Apparently Alexanders death was due to a flying accident during a solo flight when his engine stalled causing him to crash. He was the brother of Pte David Campbell, 859900, 43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry who died of wounds at No8 Canadian Field Ambulance 27.10.1917. Alexander was killed whilst piloting a Maurice Farman MF11 Shorthorn B1994.
Alexander was a pupil of Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry and is remembered on the school Roll of Honour.
Alexander Findlay Campbell 2nd Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps
MILITARY FUNERAL FOR KINGENNIE OFFICER.
The grim realities of war were brought home to the quiet country hamlet of Pitkerro, Kingennie, on Saturday afternoon, by the funeral of Second Lieutenant Alex. F. Campbell, Royal Flying Corps, who was accidently killed while undergoing his course of training in England. The remains were conveyed North to the house of his parents―his father being the respected grieve of West Pitkerro―for interment at Barnhill cemetery, and were accorded full military honours.
Broughty Ferry Guide 5th October 1917
CAMPBELL―In loving memory of Second Lieutenant Alex. F. Campbell, R.A.F., killed at Netheravon on 22nd September, 1917, beloved son of Mr and Mrs David Campbell, West Pitkerro, Kingennie, Dundee.
Dundee Peoples Journal 21st September 1918
Information kindly supplied by Andrew Boyd, additional information and photo kindly supplied by Ian Watson, further information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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