William Andrew Rippey Campbell – age 19 – Able Seaman (P/CD/X 2880) H.M.S. Express, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.
On 31 August 1940 a group of destroyers sailed from Immingham on a mine laying mission off the Dutch coast. The “Express” struck a mine and was badly damaged. William was reported missing. (Source: uboat.net and naval-history.net)
Born 1921 in Dennistoun, Glasgow. (Source: SNWM, naval death record and GRoS – Birth Register)
Son of ?????? of 15 Glamis Road, Parkhead, Glasgow E1. (Source: Glasgow WW2 Roll of Honour)
Missing in Action/Lost at Sea – 1 September 1940.
Commonwealth War Grave – Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.