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Campbellians in WWI and WWII
« on: January 30, 2007, 03:14:07 PM »
Lt. Col. William John English V.C. was born in Co. Cork in 1882. His father, Major William English, OBE, was an army officer. William attended school in Kent and in 1898 went to Campbell College, Belfast. He left this school in 1899.There is a Blue Plaque at 16 King's Road, Knock where the family lived during the time they were in Belfast.

Corporal 13429 - Henry Watson was born at Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, in 1909. His father was a Canon in the Church of Ireland. Henry was educated at Campbell College, Belfast and Trinity College, Dublin. He joined the army in Penang. He was in the 1st Battalion, Straits Settlement Volunteer Force. He died in captivity in Borneo on 6th August 1944.

Sources:
Singapore Malayan Civil Service War Memorial
Ulster History Circle