Saturday, January 17, 2015

Alexander Hugh Lewis Taylor Campbell

Port Coquitlam Honour roll
Alexander Hugh Lewis Taylor Campbell AKA Louis.    lieutenant, in the Canadian Army Dental Core761135  enlisted in the 121st Battalion; previously served with the 18th field ambulance. Dental surgeon. Born on the 13th of October 1878  at Stranraer, Scotland. At the time of his signing his attestation papers he was living somewhere along Manning Street, Port Coquitlam; later moved to 1650 Hollywood Crescent, Victoria.  Married in 1913  to  Emily "Francis” Gestner Huntington Crawley (1893 – 1971 ). Children: Alexander Hugh Lewis Taylor Campbell, AKA Allistair (1914 – 1985 ) he became a doctor; Miriam Annie Campbell,( 1917 – ).   Parents were: Capt. George Campbell, and Mina Taylor.
Alexander Hugh Lewis Taylor Campbell, died on the 16th of November 1951 at home, which was at 3691 Point Grey Road, Vancouver, B.C.,  and he is buried in the Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, B.C.

    Information from the web, provided by a granddaughter: Judy  re. Scots in Boer war:  My wounded “Vet” is my grandfather, Alexander Hugh Lewis Taylor Campbell, b.1878 Stranraer, Scotland. I'd love to be able to know some of the facts, including which battle, so forth. The family lore is that he was on his horse, it was shot and they fell. The horse landed atop Grandad. He suffered a hip injury, and an eye/facial bones injury. Apparently they lay in the hot sun for hours before being found and rescued. Grandad may have been shot too, but I don't know that.

NOTE: It is mentioned in his service file that he has ptosis in his left eyelid, something he may have acquired from his Boer war service..

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