William Campbell enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.
Private Campbell attended parachute course 45 at RAF Ringway on 4 to 13 January 1943. He was attached to The 6th (Royal Welch) Parachute Battalion and later took part in the amphibious landings in Italy in September 1943, on board a mine layer, HMS Abdiel.
Unfortunately, HMS Abdiel struck a mine in Taranto Harbour causing significant casualties and loss of life, including Pte Campbell.
Pte Campbell died at sea on 10 September 1943, aged 23 .
He is commemorated on the Cassino Memorial.
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