Remembering Today Casualty Details | CWGC CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER FRASER Rank: Second Lieutenant Service No: 135004 Date of Death: 18/10/1940 Age: 42 Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers, 9 Bomb Disposal Coy. Awards: G C Grave Reference: Square 348. Coll. grave 46. Cemetery: COVENTRY (LONDON ROAD) CEMETERY Additional Information: Son of Archibald and Mary Campbell, of Dalmellington, Ayrshire; husband of Agnes Sharp Campbell, of Dalmellington. M.I.Mar.E. Citation: The following details are given in the London Gazette of 22nd January, 1941: The King has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the George Cross, for most conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner, to 2nd Lieutenant A. F. Campbell, R.E. (since deceased). Second Lieutenant Campbell was was called upon to deal with an unexploded bomb in the Triumph Engineering Company's works in Coventry. This bomb had halted war production in two factories involving over 1,000 workers and evacuation of local residents. He found it to be fitted with a delayed action fuse which was impossible to remove. He decided to remove the bomb to a safe place. This was done by lorry with Second Lieutenant Campbell lying alongside the bomb to enable him to hear if it started ticking so he could warn the driver to escape. Having got it to a safe place he successfully disposed of it. Unfortunately, he was killed the next day whilst dealing with another unexploded bomb.