Wednesday, 18 February 2015

K C Campbell

Kenneth Gordon Campbell
12 February 1895, Cambridge  Killed in Action 25 September 1915
Buried at Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos
Lieutenant 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry

Kenneth died at the age of 20

The inscription on the war memorial is incorrect; the initial "C" should be a "G".  

Kenneth Campbell is connected to Newquay as he and his parents - Frederick Gordon (a barrister) and Blanche Campbell - came to the town for holidays.  Eventually his parents bought a house here, overlooking the golf course and Kenneth became quite proficient at the game.  They appear to have moved away shortly after the war.

I'm not going to write any more about Kenneth, since I've found two excellent articles already written about him and they cover all the bases, so I shall link to them.  

Winchester College article about their former student.

A very comprehensive article about Kenneth and his family on the Mill Road Cemetery website.

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