Diamond War Memorial Project

Private William Campbell

'A' Company, 10th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Derry Volunteers) Regimental Number 21192
Born: ---- Died: 1917-08-11 Aged: -- Enlisted: Londonderry

Name recorded on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Name also commemorated on the Diamond War Memorial.

Youngest son of Mr James Campbell, Bond Street, Waterside, Londonderry. Husband of Mrs Matilda Campbell (nee Dalzell), King Street, Londonderry. Father of Bessie Ann Campbell, and brother-in-law of James Dalzell, 32, Strabane Old Road, Waterside, Londonderry.

Private William Campbell was a member of Waterside Presbyterian Church, Londonderry.

He was wounded in the Somme advance of July 1, 1916, and was before the First World War employed in Ebrington Factory. He was a member of Coronation Loyal Orange Lodge 1062, Royal Black Preceptory 113, and the Murray Club of Apprentice Boys of Derry. Writing to the widow, the Reverend J. G. Paton, C.F., said that Private Campbell was killed by a shell in a very bad part of the front line trench, and was buried near where he fell. 'He was a good soldier and a good friend,' added the chaplain, 'and his loss is deeply deplored by all. The officers and men desire to tender to you their heartfelt sympathy on your great loss.'