Duncan CAMPBELL


Regiment:               A&SH  

Rank & Number:
      Not Known  

Born:                      
05 Jul 1890 at Railway Buildings, Fairlie  

Died:
                        Not Known  

Other:
                      Brother of Archibald, Donald, Hugh, James
                                and John Campbell

DUNCAN CAMPBELL was born 05 Jul 1890 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, Duncan, aged 9 months, 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 Archibald (3).  

In the 1901 Census, aged 11, 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), Archibald (13), Hugh (9), Sarah (6), Donald (4), James F (3) and Christina (1)  

In the 1911 Census, he is aged 20 and a barman, living Railway Buildings, Fairlie with parents John (53, railway signalman) and Sarah (49, m 29 years, 11 children, 10 living) and siblings John (25, railway clerk), Donald (15, grocer’s messenger), James F (12), Andrew W (9) and Charles (6)   


SERVICE DETAILS    

No medal index card has been found, but his regiment is given as ‘A&SH’ on the Roll of Honour, and in the local newspaper (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders).  The Largs & Millport Weekly News reported him as home on leave from the Western Front on 7 Sep 1918.  As he served overseas, he would have received the British War and Victory medals.



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.  

7 September 1918      

Quite a few of our local soldier lads are on leave from the Western Front at present.  Amongst them we note Dvr. J.M. Currie, H.D.A.C.; Sergt Hugh P. Burden D.C.M., R.S.F.; L.Cpl. Norman Stewart, 72nd Canadian Seaforths; Sapper William McNeur, R.E.; Pte. David Boyd (Allanbank); Pte. D. Campbell (Hawthorn Cottage) A&SH; also Pte. George Miller, H.L.I., from a training camp in England





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