Andrew Alan Campbell

Discussion in 'Non-Commemorated War Dead' started by PaulC, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. PaulC

    PaulC Member

    Just wondering if anyone has looked into this casualty...

    Lieutenant Andrew Alan Campbell, Royal Naval Reserve, died 26 Feb 1946 and commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial.

    Death was registered at Newcastle upon Tyne. According to the probate record he lived at 263 Jesmond Road in Newcastle, and died at 418 Westgate Road (Newcastle General Hospital). He was listed on the electoral register until at least 1948!

    I contaced Newcastle Bereavement Services a while ago but they were unable to find a burial record for him.
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    He died in Newcastle General Hospital of bronchogenic carcinoma

    UK, British Army and Navy Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1730-1960
    Name: A. A Campbell
    Event: Death
    Death Date: 28 Feb 1946
    Death Place: Newcastle General Hosp
    Ship: Sheba

    England & Wales, National Probate Calendar
    Name: Andrew Alan Campbell
    Death Date: 28 Feb 1946
    Death Place: Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Probate Date: 4 Jul 1946
    Registry: London, England

    It seems he was married but why was his Probate paid to a bank? - perhaps parents and wife had already died, no one was therefore around to bury him and that why he is listed on the memorial
    Will check more later
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  3. Tricky Dicky

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    1939 England and Wales Register
    Name: Andrew Alan Campbell
    Gender: Male
    Marital Status: Married
    Birth Date: 3 Sep 1896
    Residence Year: 1939
    Address: 'The Dargle'
    Residence Place: Whickham, Durham, England
    Occupation: Garage Proprietor motor engineerin??
    Schedule Number: 117
    Sub Schedule Number: 1
    Enumeration District: FGNR
    Registration district: 550-4
    Inferred Spouse: Teresa Campbell
    Household Members:
    Andrew Alan Campbell
    Teresa Campbell

    The details on the right hand side show him as a Reserve Officer (Lt) and ARP Ambulance Organiser with his wife as an Ambulance Driver

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005
    Name: Theresa Cullen
    Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1920
    Registration district: Gateshead
    Inferred County: Durham
    Spouse: Andrew A Camphell
    Volume Number: 10a
    Page Number: 1910

    There is a family tree that includes him :
    Andrew Alan Campbell
    BIRTH OCTOBER 1896 • Gateshead, Durham, England
    DEATH Unknown


    I have sent a message to the originator of the tree to see what they know, and if they can help
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2018
  4. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    I did look into this one ages ago & came up with the same result from Newcastle Council. Time to have a look at the papers.

  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    HMS Drake and other RN sailors killed and died 1947-2008
    CAMPBELL, Andrew A, Lieutenant, RNR, President, 28 February 1946, illness, died

    For background:
    War death in 1946 | LostCousins Genealogy Forums

    In 1939 he was running a garage, a Reserve Lt and ARP Transport Officer for Ambulances, so he was quite a figure in the social side of his community, therefore I would expect something to be in the press about his death etc


    Maybe we need some kind person to walk around the cemeteries - Crematorium and Cemeteries in Newcastle | Newcastle City Council - the closest one to the hospital being West Road Cemetery
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  6. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    Purely to add a smidgen to this mans background there is
    Lieutenant Andrew Alan CAMPBELL. Machine Gun Corps. Reference: WO 339/40265
    Description: Lieutenant Andrew Alan CAMPBELL. Machine Gun Corps.Date:1915-1920
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew
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  7. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    Just to clear up the question in Post 2. Probate is granted to the Executor(s) giving them authority to administer the will in accordance with the deceased's wishes. In this case the Bank had most probably been named as the Executor, although TD's remarks about no parents or wife could still apply. It has nothing to do with who actually inherits the assets. It may be there was no will in which case the Bank is acting as an Administrator to divide the assets in accordance with the law of intestacy.People often name Banks or Solicitors as Executors to save hassle for their relatives, however they charge for this which is why most use friends or relatives.

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