Great War Dundee
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James Scott Campbell
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: T/25242
- Rank: Driver
- Service Occupation:
- 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.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 21 Blackness Road, Dundee
- Occupation: Mason's Labourer
Ellen Campbell, 7 Dallfield Walk, Dundee
Isabella, born 29.05.1910 & Robert, born 14.01.1913
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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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