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151 campbell l 2697390 and no 3 06/06/1944 scots guards
Thank you Robert, much appreciated.
Guardsman CAMPBELL, LESLIE
Service Number 2697390
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
Cameraman with ambition..........
PEGASUS BRIDGE [Allocated Title]
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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