Extract from WW1 letter dated 12th July 1917
From Edward Campbell to Fanny Taylor (David’s mother)

“Dear Mrs Taylor,

I am afraid that I cannot get any news of your son. The last seen of him was in Bn.H.G in the line … I have hopes that your son was taken prisoner, but I can lay out no hope … He was a most gallant officer and one where friendship was worth having … I deeply regret his loss … It is hard to say…”