John Campbell

John Campbell
Rank: Private
Service No: 9575
Place of Birth: Glasgow
Date of Death: 06/01/1915
Theatre of Death: F&F
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: King’s Own Scottish Borderers (2nd Bn.)
Cemetery: Glasgow (Sandymount) Cemetery
Additional information: Son of William Campbell of 158 Farmeloan Road, Rutherglen.

Rutherglen Lore information: Brother of Mrs. Cross, 158 Farmeloan Road, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s Effects information: Father William Campbell. Siblings – William, Matthew, Jane, Lizzie, James and Robert. Died in Leeds Infirmary.

Evening Times 12/1/15

Newspaper transcript – Word has been received by Mrs Cross, 158 Farmloan Road, Rutherglen, of the death in action of Private John Campbell, of the K.O.S.B. he was wounded at the battle of Ypres, and succumbed to his wounds on 6th January.

Evening Times 27/4/15

Newspaper transcript – Rutherglen Soldier’s Death. On Saturday last the funeral of Private John Campbell, of the 2nd K.O.S.B, took place from the house of his sister, Mrs Cross 158 Farmloan Road, Rutherglen, to Sandymount Cemetery, Shettleston. About 100 members of the Lowland Division Royal Engineers, Rutherglen, followed the cortege, in addition to several wounded soldiers from the front. The Rev R. J. Sinclair Kennedy, of Berry, near Manchester; Rev. Wm. Lindsay, Rutherglen U.F. Church; and Rev. Chas. Kennedy, Dalmarnock Parish, officiated at the service. Deceased was wounded at Yprs on 1st November, and after lying in France for some time he was removed to Leeds on 25th of the same month, but he succumbed to his injuries on 6th January.
His two brothers, who are both serving with the colours, were also present at the funeral. One of them has served 191/2 years with the same regiment, and is at present stationed at Stirling, while the other was 10 years in the Navy prior to enlisting in the Royal Scots Fusiliers. The comrade who picked Campbell up when the latter was struck down with a bullet wound in the head is home wounded, and he followed the remains of his friend to the last resting place.