Commemorated:

Memorial .Duhallow A.D.S. CemeteryI. C. 28.
    

Awards & Titles:

 

Education & Career :

Solicitor

Military :

Unit :  Sussex Yeomanry 

Action : The Battles of Ypres 1917 (Third Ypres, or Passchendaele) 

Action :

CAMPBELL Alexander Boswell Solicitor. Christowe 1898-1902. Proposed by W.Bro C.C.W.Troughton. Seconded by Bro D.C.Lee. Initiated 4th February 1908. Passed 3rd November 1908. Raised 2nd February 1909. Killed in Action 13th September 1917. CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER BOSWELL, Lieut.. Sussex Yeomanry, attd.8th (Service) Battn. (Pioneers) The Royal Sussex Reg Second son of the late Bruce Campbell, of Barquharrie, Ayr. Born Eastbourne Sussex 19 Jan. 1877 : educated Cheltenham College ; admitted as a Solicitor in 1904 ; joined the Public Schools Training Corps in Aug. 1914. Obtained a commission in the Sussex Yeomanry 10 April. 1915 ; served witli the Expeditionary H Force in France and Flanders from 21 July, 1917. and died 13 Sept. following, from wounds received in action near Ypres. Ruvigny Vol III


31 July - 10 November 1917. By the summer of 1917 the British Army was able for the first time to fight on its chosen ground on its terms. Having secured the southern ridges of Ypres at Messines in June, the main attack started on 31st July 1917 accompanied by what seemed like incessant heavy rain, which coupled with the artillery barrages conspired to turn much of the battlefield into a bog. Initial failure prompted changes in the high command and a strategy evolved to take the ring of ridges running across the Ypres salient in a series of 'bite and hold' operations, finally culminating in the capture of the most easterly ridge on which sat the infamous village of Passchendaele. The Official History carries the footnote ?The clerk power to investigate the exact losses was not available? but estimates of British casualties range from the official figure of 244,000 to almost 400,000. Within five months the Germans pushed the British back to the starting line, which was where they had been since May 1915.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Old Cheltonian No. 3223 E.C.London

Initiated
Passed
Raised
4th February 1908
3rd November 1908
2nd February 1909
 

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