Lieutenant Donald Campbell

Lieutenant Donald Campbell, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. He was killed in Belgium, aged 20, on the 19th July 1916. He had been born in London and was the son of Captain the Hon John and Lady Alice Campbell of Hartrigge and Hunthill, Jedburgh. He is buried in Essex Farm Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium. ( His Father Captain The Hon John Campbell had already fallen – see above ). He had been commissioned from the Royal Military College into the Guards in November 1914 and joined his Battalion in France in February 1915. At the time of his death the Battalion were occupying trenches to the north of Ypres and suffered casualties from sniping and shellfire. Between the middle of June to the end of July the Battalion had casualties of 2 Officers and 23 Other Ranks killed and 1 Officer and 50 Other Ranks wounded. On the 1st of August the Battalion left Flanders for duty in the Somme Battle. ( Photo of Lieutenant Campbell courtesy of J. D. Smith ).

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