Memorial: Andrew Campbell

Private Andrew Campbell,  of 8th Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)was born in 1890 in Blair Athol. In 1911, aged 20, Andrew is a Gardener in Dalmeny Park, boarding with a Thomas Wilberforce. 

 The 8th Black Watch served under command of the 9th Division. It was likely that Andrew was killed in action on 24th March 1918, aged 27, during the First Battle of Bapaume, Somme, in the German Spring Offensive, part of the Final Conflicts that ended the War.  
The 9th Division served on the Western Front throughout the war, and was regarded by many as one of the best fighting formations of 1914-18.

Andrew is Commemorated on Panel 49 & 50 –Pozieres Memorial,  Somme, France and was awarded the British War  and  Victory Medals.

 

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