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First Name: George Last Name: CAMPBELL
Date of Death: 21/08/1916 Lived/Born In: Kingsland
Rank: Private Unit: London2/13
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Kingsland Road

Enlisted-Shoreditch

Maroeuil British Cemetery, France

 

60th Division, made up entirely of 2nd line territorial battalions from London, went to France in June, 1916 where they remained until they were sent to Salonika at the end of the year. During the six months spent on the Western Front they were employed in holding the front line around Arras and were one of the few divisions in France to avoid the Battle of the Somme.

On 20th August, 1916 the  2/13th London battalion of 179 Brigade moved into the front line at Boyau des Abris. The battalion diary entry for 21st August recorded things as being ‘normal’ a description of events that would not have accorded with George Campbell, who was killed on that day.

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