CAMPBELL, Lance Corporal Allan

(On Nelson Cenotaph as A. Campbell)

Regimental Number: 442950

Military Unit: Canadian Infantry, British Columbia Regiment, 72nd Battalion

Date of Death: 29 March, 1918 (Moreuil Wood)

Age at Death:   33

Place of Burial: Anzin-St. Aubin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Medals:

Attestation: 3 May, 1915, Vernon Camp (witness Captain G. Anderson) (54th Battalion)

Previous Military Experience:

Date and Place of Birth: 12 July, 1884; Stornoway, Scotland

Occupation: Stone Cutter                                

Residence: Rossland

Next of Kin: William & Mary Campbell (Parents), Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Religion: Presbyterian

Marital Status: Single                          

Newspaper items; Letters; Other information:

Also listed on the Lewis War Memorial, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.

Military Records:

First admitted to hospital (Etaples) 2 April/17; Posted to 72nd Bn 13 October/17; Died of wounds 29 March/18.

72nd Battalion War Diary:

29/30 March/18—In the Trenches—Orders were received at noon to move at 1:30 p.m. to Flanders Camp Ecurie, on arrival there dinner was served and at 7 p.m. the Battn moved forward and relieved the 8th Bn Middlesex Regt, 167th Bde 56th Division in the front line of the right sub-sector of the Moreuil Sector. The relief was complete at 3:30 a.m. on the 30th….During the relief our casualties were thirteen, three killed and ten wounded.