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Alexander Rae Campbell
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Alexander Rae Campbell n/a Captain Canadian Army Medical Corps Military Cross (December 2, 1918) August 16, 1888 Noel, Hants Co., NS April 21, 1916 Truro, NS Truro, NS 27 5 feet, 10 inches ruddy blue light brown Medical Officer, Military Hospital Truro, NS Married Physician / Surgeon Presbyterian Harriet A. Campbell (Wife) Noel, Hants Co., NS August 31, 1919 (England; on Demobilization) March 29, 1940 51 Castle Hill Cemetery, McLellans Brook, Pictou Co., NS Captain Campbell was the son of Alexander Campbell (1855-1906) and Bessie Robertson (1856-1919) of Noel, Hants Co., NS. He graduated from Dalhousie University in 1913 in Medicine/Surgery. Captain Campbell served in Canada, England and France with the Canadian Army Medical Corps. He embarked Halifax on June 19, 1916 and disembarked at Liverpool, England on June 29, 1916. He served with No 9 Canadian Hospital at Bramshott and as Medical Officer with the 4th Reserve Battalion on May 19, 1917 and the 9th Reserve Battalion at Bramshott on June 11, 1917. He went overseas to France on July 17, 1917 where he served with the 20th Canadian Battalion, at the No 6 Canadian Field Ambulance hospital and with the 5th Brigade Canadian Field Ambulance. He was wounded from a gas shell on October 20, 1918 and for four days was admitted as a patient at No. 6 Canadian Field Ambulance. He returned to England on May 30, 1919 and was discharged in the United Kingdom on August 31, 1919 on demobilization. On his return to Canada he practised medicine as a physician and surgeon in Yarmouth, NS. Doctor Campbell died of congestive heart failure on March 29, 1940. He had lived in Yarmouth for twenty-nine years.