Archibald CAMPBELL

Regiment:               S.R.  

Rank & Number:
      Not Known  

24 November 1887;  Railway Buildings, Fairlie  

                       Not Known  

                      Brother of Donald, Duncan, Hugh, James
                                and John Campbell

ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL was born 24 Nov 1887 at Railway Buildings, Fairlie, to parents John, a railway watchman, and Sarah McLachlan (who married in Appin on 26 Oct 1881).  

In the 1891 Census, Archibald, aged 3, is living Railway Buildings, Fairlie with parents John (35, b. Ardnamurchan, night watchman) and Sarah (29, b. Appin) and siblings Edward (7), John (5) and Duncan (9m).  

In the 1901 Census, aged 13, he is living Railway Buildings, Fairlie with parents John (43, railway signalman) and Sarah (40), and siblings Edward (18, ticket collector), John (15, railway clerk), Duncan (11), Hugh (9), Sarah (6), Donald (4), James F (3) and Christina (1)  

In the 1911 Census, aged 23 and a public house worker, he is a boarder at 30 Welbeck Crescent, Dundonald, Troon (household of John Lime and family)    


No medal index card has been found, but his regiment is given as ‘S.R.’ on the Roll of Honour (possibly Scottish Rifles, Cameronians)

Extracts from the Largs & Millport Weekly News:-  

13 May 1916  

A splendid record for enlistment, and certainly the record for Fairlie, is provided by the family of Mr. John Campbell, Railway Buildings.  Three sons are serving with the British Army, one with the Canadian forces, while a son-in-law is serving with the Italian army.  In addition, two sons have enlisted under the Derby Scheme and are waiting to be called up, while a seventh son has been rejected three times.

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