An Old Collection of Medals Relating to The Great War

Date of Auction: 19th June 2013

Sold for £300

Estimate: £300 - £350

Three: Captain R. C. C. Campbell, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, who was mortally wounded at St Julien on 23 April 1915 whilst administering aid to a fellow wounded officer and died of wounds the following month

1914-15
Star (Lieut., K. O. Sco. Bord.); British War and Victory Medals (Capt.) good very fine (3) £300-350

Footnote

Captain Robert Charles Cowburn Campbell was born in 1889 and educated at Edinburgh Academy and King’s College, Cambridge. He served in France and Flanders from December 1914 and was wounded by a rifle bullet at St Julien on 23 April 1915 whilst kneeling down administering aid to a fellow wounded officer. He died on 19 May 1915 at Queen Alexandra’s Hospital for Officers, Highgate and his brother, Lieutenant G. E. F. Campbell was also killed in action in August the same year at Gallipoli whilst serving with the 2/10th Gurkha Rifles.