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LIEUT. CHARLES ARTHUR CAMPBELL,

1st Cheshire Regiment,

elder son of Mr. Arthur Campbell, who lived for some years at Lynch House, Old Down, was born in 1891. With his younger brother, Cyril, who served in the Royal Field Artillery and was wounded during the war, he entered the School on September 16th, 1901, as one of the youngest boys, and after more than eight years, passed out of it to Sandhurst in December, 1909. In 1911 he received his commission in the Cheshire Regiment, and was quartered in Ireland.
At the outbreak of war his battalion was sent to the front and took part in the fighting at Charleroi and Mons in the latter part of August, 1914. On the 24th of that month he was shot at the head of his men in the battle which took place near Mons, and was killed instantly. In the evening of the same day his body was brought into the village of Audregnies by some pious Belgian peasants and buried by the cure of the place, close to the wall of the church there. He had been gazetted as Lieutenant a few months before the outbreak of hostilities, and was the first Old Gregorian to give his life for his country in the Great War.

Source : Downside In The War 1914-1919