Private Francis Campbell

Private Francis Campbell, 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in Belgium by shellfire on 12th December 1914,aged 37 and is commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium. He was the son of John and Margaret Campbell of Berwick and the husband of Hannah Campbell of 16 Charlotte Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne. As a Regular Soldier he had already served in the South African War of 1899-1902. On 12th December the Battalion were in front line trenches near Kemmel when the Germans shelled the Battalion H.Q. where ” W ” Coy. and a platoon of “X ” were held in reserve. 5 men were killed and 8 wounded. The photographs show scenes from the fighting at Ypres.

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