2697390 Leslie CAMPBELL, Scots Guards & 3 Commando

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  1. Buteman

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    151 campbell l 2697390 and no 3 06/06/1944 scots guards

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    Thank you Robert, much appreciated.

    Casualty
    Guardsman CAMPBELL, LESLIE
    Service Number 2697390
    Died 06/06/1944
    Aged 24
    Scots Guards and No. 3 Commando
    Son of John and Mary J. Campbell, of Dalmuir, Dunbartonshire; husband of Grace Dorothy Campbell, of Southend-on-Sea, Essex.
    INSCRIPTION: GOD MOVES IN A MYSTERIOUS WAY HIS WONDERS TO PERFORM. "THY WILL BE DONE"
    Buried at LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES
    Location: Calvados, France
    Number of casualties: 1025
    Cemetery/memorial reference: V. C. 5.
    See cemetery plan
     
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    2697390 Trooper Leslie "Jock" CAMPBELL Scots Guards & No.3 Commando
    3 Troop 3 Commando were the cycle Troop equipped with B.S.A. folding bicycles

    'Somehow five of us, myself, Campbell, Synnott, Osborne and one other had got in front of the rest of the Troop, and as we realised the bank was not doing us any good, someone said, 'Get on your bikes, you'll probably get away with it!' Well, we were soldiers and there was a job to do, so we all jumped on our bikes and pedalled like mad across the bridge. Campbell was the unlucky one. He was shot straight through the neck and went down in a big heap with the bike right in front of me and I was lucky not to collide with him'
    Stan Scott 3 Troop 3 Commando
    'Fighting with the Commandos' edited by Neil Barber
     
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