A Northwest Europe George VI Military Medal group to 918533 SJT A S Campbell RA
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GVI Military Medal - 918533 SJT. A. S. Campbell. R.A.
1939 to 45 Star
France & Germany Star
GVI TEM - 918533.SJT. A. S. Campbell. R.A.
Court mounted as worn. Condition = GVF
Allan Struth Campbell was born on the 24th of August 1907. Allan married Florence Johnston on 16th January 1936.
Campbell was awarded the Military Medal for his service in North-West Europe after D-Day. He served with the 51st (Lowland) Hvy Regt, which was a pre-war Territorial unit. Part of 4 AGRA at the time of the award. The 4 AGRA were mainly attached to to the 1st Corps for Operations in NW Europe, which after the Normandy LAndings was part of the Canadian 1st Army.
It was an immediate awarded and the citation is as follows.
' Throughout Operations since D Day SGT Campbell has carried out his duties in a most exemplary manner. Over a considerable period, including the Scheldt Pocket and Walcheren Operations. He was acting battery, Sergeant Major. In the Siegfried Line and Rhine Crossing Operations, he was a No. 1. No matter what the difficulties of his 7.2" Howitzer on the Mk1 carriage in bad terrain, or the enemy fire in the gun position area, Sgt Campbell by his strong personality and the cheerful spirit which animated his gun detachment, never failed to give the maximum fire support to the forward troops. It is no exaggeration to say he has been an inspiration to all around him'
It is unclear if Campbell was part of the British Expeditionary Force, due to his citation mentioning ' since D-Day' However the presence of the TEM and the 51st having been part of the BEF suggest he probably was.
Campbell was transferred to the reserve on 28th November 1945 and discharged in 1954 having reached the upper age limit.