CAMPBELL, Leslie

Known as: 
Jock
Rank: 
Guardsman
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Scots Guards
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
2697390
Died : 
Tuesday, June 6, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
24
Operations: 

Guardsman Leslie 'Jock' Campbell, 3 troop, died during operations at Normandy on D Day [1]. The grave where he was first buried is shown in a film taken at Pegasus Bridge on the 28th July 1944 and now on the IWM website [view film]. [2].

On his grave is a crucifix and the words "3  Troop,  3  Commando. Killed in action, 2697390 Gdsm. Campbell. Nemo me impune lacessit."  Then the badge of the Order of the Thistle has been placed on it, and below is written "Born and Died a great fighter." This is followed by 2 unclear words which the IWM have as "His Comrades".
 
He is buried alongside 2 other Commandos and an Airborne Soldier [3].
 
  • Lieutenant Peter Maziere Mercer Wilson, No 4 Commando. [view]
  • Fusilier Arthur Charity No 6 Commando. [view]
  • Lance Corporal Fred Greenhalgh, 2nd Airborne Ox and Bucks LI. [view]
Sources
[1] CWGC main entry
[2] IWM Film Catalogue number ACB 86 © IWM.
[3] CWGC Grave Concentration Report.
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
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