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- Frederick Arthur Campbell -

Unknown person Name : Frederick Arthur Campbell

Son of the late Mr. Robert Andrew Campbell, (died 1903) of Ventnor, and of Mrs. Eliza Campbell (née Congdon).

Husband of Frances M. Campbell, of Sunny Bank, Gws-cwm Road, Pembrey, Carmarthenshire.

Born 1884 Kennington.

Married 1917 Frances M. Harries in Llanelly.
  Census information :

1891 : Robert and Eliza Campbell, with their family including Frederick aged 6, are at Catherine Street, Ventnor. Robert Campbell is a schoolmaster.

1901 : Robert and Eliza Campbell, with their family, are at 2 Beaconsfield Villa, Ventnor. Robert Campbell is a schoolmaster.

1901 : Frederick A Campbell is a boarder with Walter and Susanna Wells, at 12, Upper St James Street, Newport. Frederick is a Plumber's apprentice.

1911 : Frederick Arthur Campbell, and his brother Harold Tiffin Campbell, are boarders with Fred and Lily Fuller at 2 Belgrave Street, London WC. Frederick is a Plumber; Harold is a Clerk.

  Service Details :

2/Lt Frederick Arthur Campbell, 2nd Bn. Tank Corps

Formerly L/Cpl 3551 F A Campbell, Seaforth Highlanders, then L/Sgt 104808 F A Campbell, Machine Gun Corps. Commissioned 29 Sept 1917.

Awarded 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. His widow's address as given on his Medal Index Card is 'Arosfa', Elkington Road, Barry Port, S. Wales.
  Casualty Details :

Died 22 March 1918, aged 34

Commemorated at the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
County War Memorial
  Documents :


Friday, October 19, 1917 Page 3

CAMPBELL-HARRIES A pretty wedding took place at Wesley Church, Hall Street, Llanelly, on Saturday last. The contracting parties were 2nd Lieut. F.A. Campbell (son of Mrs. Campbell, formerly of Ventnor), of Harringay, London, and Nurse F.M. Harries, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Harries, Arosfa, Elkington Road, Burry Port. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. T.C. Hillard, B.A., Llanelly. The bride, who was given away by her father, was attended by Misses Elwyn Harries (sister), Rose Davies and Rose Lewis (cousins), and her little niece, Nita Forsyth, and nephew, P.A. Harries. The duties of best man were carried out by Mr. Hugh Harries, brother of the bride, in the absence of the bridegroom's brother, who is on Naval duties at Gibraltar. The mother of bride and mother of bridegroom were present. The Church organist, Miss Williams, played Mendelssohn's "Wedding March." The bride looked charming in a dress of ivory crêpe de chene, with silver girdle and veil with wreath of orange blossoms. The bride and bridesmaids carried bouquets of white flowers and white heather. The bride went away in a pretty coloured cloth costume and black induet hat. The happy couple left with the congratulations and good wishes of all for the honeymoon which is being spent at Aberystwyth.
Lieut. Campbell was for two years with the Seaforth Highlanders at the front, and was wounded last year. He has recently received a commission in the Tank Corps.
Nurse Harries, who was formerly on the Nursing Staff of the London Homeopathic Hospital, is now engaged in a similar capacity at a West Wales Munition Factory.


Friday, April 26, 1918 Page 1

Second-Lieut. Fred A. Campbell (Tanks), second son of the late Mr. R.A. Campbell, of Ventnor, and of Mrs. Campbell, now of Harringay, London, is reported missing since March 22nd. His captain writes "that in the short time I have known him I have learnt to appreciate him. There was plenty of hard work to be done, and he did it thoroughly and without worrying about his personal comfort. His crew also learnt to appreciate tactfulness, good humour, and the way in which he took part in their manual work, which is what we consider one of the best points in a Tank Commander. The last I saw of him was talking cheerily to his crew, when all the time he probably knew that the odds were against their ever coming back ... ... Four tanks did not return that afternoon, it is known that two were captured intact, so in this case there are reasonable grounds for hoping he and his crew are prisoners of war." His youngest brother Harold is serving as signalman on board a torpedo boat at Gibraltar.


Friday, October 29, 1920 Page 1

Mrs. Campbell, who formerly lived at Dudley Road, heard recently that her son Frederick was picked up on the battlefield in France in an unconscious condition and taken behind German lines. He never regained consciousness although all was done for him that could be done. He was reported "missing" by the War Office.
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 30 June 2013 (added further newspaper report)


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