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Thomas Campbell M.M.

22165 Bombardier

‘A’ Battery, 28th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, 28th Army Field Artillery Brigade

Age: 20

Date of Death: 10.4.18

Buried: Mendinghem Military Cemetery VI.B.38

Family history: Son of John and Elizabeth Campbell, 26 Gairdoch Street, Falkirk. He lived here with his brother and three sisters. His elder brother John was serving in the Royal Naval Division. He enlisted in September 1914 and went to France on 29 July 1915, and was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in November 1916. He had completed training as a radio operator just before the German spring offensive in April 1918 and was recalled to his unit. He died of wounds sustained to the head and face at Mendinghem Casualty Clearing Station.

The action leading to his death

The War Diary records that the ‘A’ Battery, 28th Brigade, were covering the action of the 122 Infantry Brigade, 41st Division around Square Farm, east of Wieltje.

Linesman Map showing British trenches at 30 March 1918

Medals Awarded:

Military Medal, 1915 Star, The British War Medal, Victory Medal.

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