John Campbell, 28 Benside

Gunner John Campbell, son of Mr Donald Campbell, 28 Benside, Stornoway, has died in hospital in Greenock on 19 August 1917. Gunner Campbell had been serving on board one of HM Tugs, and after a very severe voyage to the White Sea, put in the winter at Scapa Flow where he endured hardships which undermined his health, resulting ultimately in his death. He was 27 years old.
Mr Campbell has another son serving in the Navy, Duncan, who after nearly three years in foreign waters with HMS Orama is now in the Gunnery School at Chatham.
Another son, Murdo, gave his service in the equally dangerous calling of a seaman on a transport. He had his arm broken and is now at home.

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