CVWM Page: Son of Mary S. Campbell, of Wateresk Schoolhouse, Kirriemuir, Scotland, and Malcolm Campbell.
“Among the wounded was our old comrade, Malcolm Campbell. A bullet hit him in the side of the head and came out on top. He died the following morning. He is buried a short distance from where I am writing this letter. We have fixed a rude cross over his grave and on it is written, “Rest in Peace. In Loving Memory of Malcolm Campbell. His Country called him and he answered,” We Kingsville boys will miss “Scotty” for a long time to come.”
(excerpt of letter from Pte. Harry Siverns to The Kingsville Reporter, 1915)
Source: Accessed from Kingsville Historical Park Museum Facebook Post.
CAMPBEL, MALCOM JAMES, Private No. 53323, 18th Battn. Canadian Expeditionary Force, 2nd [son] o the late Malcom Campbell, of Lismore, co. Argyle, by his wife, Mary (Blackwater School House. Dykends, by Alyth, co. Perth), dau. of George M. Forrester of Tayport; b. Tayport, co. Fife, 4 Aug. 1984; educ. at Tayport; emigrated to Canada in Oct. 1912, and after the outbreak of the war enlisted at Kingsville in Nov. 1914. After going through a course of training at London, Ontario, he came to England in May, 1915, and was in camp at Sandling, Kent, till Sept., when the battn. went to the Western Front. Private Campbell was killed in action near Ypres, 12 Ot. 1915; unm. The Chaplain wrote that he “had indeed proved himself a very faithful soldier,” and had “done his part always well.” He is buried in Ridgewood Cemetery, Dickecusch, wouth-west of Ypres, Belgium.