Family Details

Angus was born at Colonsay, Argyleshire, Scotland c.1877 the son of Angus and Christina Campbell.  There were at least 10 children:

  • William bc.1865
  • Jane bc.1867
  • Duncan bc. 1869
  • Mary bc.1871
  • Sarah bc.1873
  • John 1875
  • Angus bc.1877
  • Andrew bc. 1879
  • James bc.1880
  • Christina bc.1882

In 1891 the family lived at Coull House, Kilchoman.  By 1901, 24 year old Angus was a medical student living with his brother Duncan at 5 Dumbarton Road, Anderston, Glasgow.  By 1911, Angus Campbell aged 35 worked as a medical practitioner in Evenwood.  He was single and lodged with Robert and Sarah Etherington and their children Violet, Tom, George and Freda at Coronation Terrace, Evenwood.  Prior to this he worked at Billy Row, Crook.  In his daughters’ home (Kathleen McMillan), I recall seeing a framed certificate of gratitude from the local branch of the Durham miners’ union in appreciation of his work.  In 1911, Angus Campbell married Edith Naomi Jane Croll at Berwick. They had 2 children:

  • 17 November 1917: baptism of Angus
  • 16 April 1919: baptism of Kathleen

Military Service

Dr Angus Campbell served as a Captain in the RAMC and attached to the 171st Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers.  The 1918 Absent Voters List recorded Angus Campbell of 33 Swan Street, Evenwood serving with the 171st Tunnelling Company RE.  The following events were reported in various editions of the Evenwood Parish Magazine:

  • June 1915: enlisted
  • June 1917: on leave
  • July 1917: mentioned in despatches
  • December 1917: on leave
  • February 1918: awarded MC
  • May 1919: on leave
  • June 1919: welcome home Dr Campbell (demobilized) received MC from the King


Capt A. CAMPBELL MC Portrait

Dr A. Campbell RAMC

left: Capt. A. Campbell