Joseph Colin Campbell

. Joseph Colin enlisted in the H C B from No. 1 Princess Street, Huntingdon, the first record of him being in the HCB was in the 8th January 1915 when he was noted as being a Private with the No. 48739 and serving in A Company.  One entry lists him as a Lance Corporal.  His name is recorded on the Trinity Church Sunday School Roll of Honour at Huntingdon.

Later records track in to the Labour Corp, again as a Private with the service number of 631384.  It is not known why he went into the Labour Corp, but man other HCB men went into this unit when they became 'unfit for normal service' - this normally meant they were wounded or became ill.

Local newspaper entries indicate that by 17th October 1914 Private E. J. Campbell had been promoted to the rank of Sergeant at the time it was indicated that he was serving in A Company.

Record also show him as John Colin, from the same address - this is probably a tying error in the records.

. Many thanks for additional information on this man from Gerald Campbell who was the son of Edgar John Campbell.
. Colin John had a brother Edgar John  who also served in the H C B.

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09/04/2012

. . Martyn Smith