Alexander Campbell, 12 Aird, Point


Last address in Lewis: 12 Aird
Son of Donald and Janet Campbell, of Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.
Service: Royal Naval Reserve
Service number: C/5944D
Date of death: 28 August 1940
Lost on AMC Dunvegan Castle torpedoed by U-46 W of Ireland
Memorial: Chatham Naval, panel 40, column 1
Local memorial: Point, Garrabost

Stornoway Gazette, 6 September 1940
There were quite a number of Lewis seamen serving on HMS auxiliary cruiser "Dunvegan Castle", reported torpedoed at the weekend, as far as is known at the time of writing, all but one of the Lewis members of the crew are safe. Angus Campbell, son of Donald Campbell, 12 Aird, is reported missing. He is first cousin of Norman Smith, 7 Aird, who was killed serving with the Navy just a fortnight ago. Angus, who was in his early thirties and unmarried was one of four brothers all serving with the Navy. The other three are Malcolm, Norman and John.

Transcriber's note: It would appear from the casualty lists that the name of the missing man, whose death was later confirmed, was in fact Alexander Campbell.

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