Beatrice Victoria Campbell

Dates: 
1898 - 30 May 1918

Beatrice Campbell was the seventh child of John Campbell, fishmonger, and Annie Morgan Campbell. She had five sisters, Margaret, Jeannie, Jessie, Annie and Mary and two brothers, Robert and Archibald. The family lived at Eden View, Cupar. Beatrice attended Castleview School, Cupar.

Prior to enlisting at Gretna, Beatrice worked in the "Devil's Porridge" Munitions Factory in Gretna, helping to produce cordite for shells. She joined the QMAAc and was sent to France. She had been at the Front only a few months when she was killed by an aerial torpedo on 30 May 1918. Her headstone in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension in France reads "In remembrance of dear Beatrice, beloved of all who knew her". She is buried with eight other members of the QMAAC who were killed that same day.

Sources
1901 census
Cupar; ED: 5; Page: 26; Line: 22; Roll: CSSCT1901_133