James Scott Campbell

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: T/25242
  • Rank: Driver
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Army Service Corps
  • Unit/Ship: Headquarters
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 25
  • Date of Death: 27.07.1915
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Hop Store Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Plot 1. Row B. Grave 12.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 21 Blackness Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Mason's Labourer
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Ellen Campbell, 7 Dallfield Walk, Dundee

  • Children:

    Isabella, born 29.05.1910 & Robert, born 14.01.1913

More about James Scott Campbell

DUNDEE A.S.C. MAN’S DEATH IN BELGIUM.

Driver James Scott Campbell (25242) has met his death while serving in Belgium as the result of an accident.  The official intimation states his death occurred on 27th July.  Deceased leaves a widow and two children, who reside at 21 Blackness Road.

Dundee Courier 25th August 1915

James Campbell   T/25242   6th Divisional Train Army Service Corps

DUNDEE SOLDIER IS ACCIDENTALLY KILLED

IN RUNAWAY MISHAP AT THE FRONT.

Sad circumstances attended the death in France, as the result of an accident of Driver James Campbell, of the 6th Divisional Train Army Service Corps, who belonged to Dundee.  A widow and two young children survive him.

Mrs Campbell, who resides at 64 Blackness Road, Dundee, has received a letter from the Sergeant-Major of the company, who relates how Driver Campbell met his death.  He had been driving a pair of horses when they bolted and crashed into a tree.  Deceased was thrown from his lorry, and died shortly afterwards.

“I have been asked by the n.c.o’s and men,” continues the Sergeant-Major, “to express their deepest sympathy in your bereavement.  He was a good fellow, and popular with everyone, and we were all very sorry when we heard of the accident.

Twenty-five years of age, Driver Campbell was a Reservist, and was formerly employed in the city as a mason’s labourer.

Dundee Courier 7th August 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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