This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Ernest Valentine Campbell
- Date of enlistment:
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- Rank: Captain
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- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 23
- Date of Death: 26.09.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Loos Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83
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- Place of Birth:
- Address: 1 Clarendon Tce, Dundee
Alexander Campbell, M.D., F.R.C.S., 1 Clarendon Tce, Dundee
More about Ernest Valentine Campbell
Ernest has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial.
Dundee Doctor’s Son Severely Wounded.
Dr Alexander Campbell, Dundee has received a letter from Dr Rogers stating that his son Captain Ernest V. Campbell, was wounded on Saturday morning. He was seen about half-past ten by one of the other officers lying severely wounded on the battlefield, and it is calculated that he was wounded about four hours earlier—before six o’clock in the morning. On Saturday night Dr Rogers and a party of orderlies and stretcher-bearers were over the ground and made a thorough search, but they failed to get any trace of the missing officer. Dr Rogers added that another search was to be made on Sunday night.
Dundee Courier 30th September 1915
In the case of Captain Ernest V. Campbell little hope is entertained, and from information which has now reached his relatives it appears that the gallant officer himself held out no hope of recovering from his wound.
Get On With the Fight.
Captain Campbell when last seen was lying in a shell-hole wounded, and his reply to one of the men who volunteered assistance is only typical of the fearless spirit and dauntless courage with which he led his men into action. “Don’t trouble about me,” he said as he refused the proffered aid; “get on with the fight.” On the three succeeding nights a careful search was made for the missing officer, but without success. Major Rogers expresses the hope that he has been taken a prisoner. “It is only a small chance,” adds the doctor, “but it is there.”
Dundee’s People Journal 9th October 1915
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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