Samuel J Campbell


Name:   Samuel J Campbell
Nationality:   United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service:  Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Unit Text: 10th Bn. Attached 109th Infantry Brigade.
Age: 19
Born 1898 Toberhead, Castledawson.
Enlisted: Finner Camp, Co. Donegal.
Date of Death: 02/01/1917
Service No: 19860
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead. DOW.
Grave/Memorial Ref: III. A. 141.
Cemetery: Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, Nord, France.
Additional information: Son of John Campbell and Mary Campbell (nee Winchester) from Toberhead, Castledawson. Samuel left the family farm to enlist, he never returned. From a family of 13 children.
The families of the dead servicemen received notification of the erection of the headstone and were given the opportunity, at a cost, to add any personal inscription to the headstone being provided by the then Imperial War Graves Commission.

4 thoughts on “Samuel J Campbell

  1. Keith Campbell

    Sad loss of a young man, one of far to many. He was my Grandmothers cousin.

    1. Admin Post author


      Do you have any other details that could be added to the website?

      Sam Hudson

      1. Julie Campbell


        Old thread I know. Keith is my Uncle. So Samuel Campbell was my Great Grandmothers cousin. I visited his grave July 2016 to pay my respects. I contacted a gentleman who specialises in WW1 history. He told me that on the 2nd January 1917, 2 men were caught in a German ambush in Plugstreet Wood. One was mortally wounded and one was injured and taken to a field hospital. According to him, Samuel was buried near the field hospital in question. So it is likely he died there. I recently visited the Inniskilling Fusiliers museum and enquired about Samuel. They were able to place him at the Somme 1st July 1916.


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