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WWI M.C. GROUP OF MEDALS TO MAJOR. C.F. CAMPBELL, R.F.A. WITH BROTHER'S 1914 TRIO OF MEDALS TO MAJOR W.H. CAMPBELL, A.S.C.

** NEW ** Group 1: Military Cross George V in case of issue; 1914-15 Star to 2.Lieut. C.F. Campbell, R.F.A.; WWI War & Victory Medals to Major C.F. Campbell.; Group 2: 1914 Star to 2.Lieut. W.H. Campbell, A.S.C.; WWI War & Victory Medals to Major W.H. Campbell.
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Charles Frederick Campbell was born on 1 May 1895 the son of Mr & Mrs J.D. Campbell of Hoden Court, Tiverton, Devon. He was a Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Woolwich, graduating 26th out of 64 on 9 Aug 1914, Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant with the Royal Field Artillery on 12 Aug 1914. Promoted to Lieutenant on 9 June 1915 and Acting Captain on 2 June 1917 and Acting Major 5 June 1917. The award of his Military Cross was Gazetted 3 June 1918. Campbell was the Officer Commanding 402nd Battery, 14th Army Brigade, Royal Field Artillery when he was killed in action on 18 Sep 1918. He is remembered at Trefcon British Cemetery, Caulaincourt.

Charles' brother, William Hastings Campbell, was born in Kensington, London in July 1886, the son of John Davies Campbell. He lived at Barrow House, Monastereven, County Kildare, Ireland, having married Hon. Eugénie Anne Westenra Plunkett, daughter of Randal Pilgrim Ralph Plunkett, 14th Baron Louth and Eugénie de Miaritze Bellairs, in 1919. His son was John Davies Campbell, M.C. & Bar of WWII Popski's Private Army fame. William Hastings was a Cadet at Officer Training Corps and Commissioned Second Lieutenant with the Army Service Corps on 28 Oct 1914, disembarking on 20 Nov 1914.

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