James R Campbell served with The Seaforth Highlanders before volunteering to serve with 151 in India.
He was briefly RSM after George Gaunt, then on 26 October 1942 moved to 153 (Gurkha) Parachute Battalion, but after becoming ill in the Burmese jungle, he had to be evacuated. James was commissioned whilst in Egypt and re-joined 1st Airborne Division in North Africa, but a controversial encounter with a Frenchman resulted in him being RTU (returned to unit) in the UK.
He is shown in the RAF Ringway parachute training records as having another parachute training course, however no date is recorded.
James died of his wounds he received during the assault on Breville on 13 June 1944. He was a member of 12th Para Bn, A Coy, 2 Pln.