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CampbellJohnCaptainSource: OZ-Boer databaseWest Australia, 6th Mounted Infantry Contingent
CampbellJohnAttested: Dec 1901. Source: CMP6Cape Police
CampbellJohn514Attested: May 1902. Source: CMP6Cape Police
CampbellJohn1265Attested: Jan 1903. Source: CMP6Cape Police
CampbellJohn1885TrooperBSACM Matabeleland 1893 (1) Rhodesia 1896. 1896: Tpr. Gifford's Horse.
Source: BSACM rolls
Bechuanaland Border Police
CampbellJohn2929Colour SergeantBSACM Rhodesia 1896 (1) Mashonaland 1897. Senior NCO of the small detachment of Royal Dublin Fusiliers that served with the Mounted Infantry in Rhodesia in 1896. This detachment comprised of two officers and 31 other ranks, under Captain A. J. Godley and later Captain A. F. Pilson. Lieutenant-Colonel E. A. H. Alderson, who commanded the Mounted Infantry of the Mashonaland Field Force, in his report to Sir Frederick Carrington, commanding the troops in Rhodesia, said: 'Of the non-commissioned officers and men I would specially bring to your notice the following:- Colour-Sergeant Campbell proved himself a valuable and reliable Colour Sergeant and did excellent work at all times.’ During the Great War he served with the 8th Battalion in Gallipoli from August 1915, and later in France. An officer said of him in 1914: 'The RSM, J. Campbell, was an old Dublin Fusilier and a typical example of the old regular NCO, quiet, impeturbable, knowing everyone and everything, exacting obedience and respect from all, without bullying, but by example and character. He had the most uncanny understanding of the feelings of the subalterns, and many's the time he has whispered a word of advice or warning about some hasty action one of us was about to take. He has never lost his Scots accent and I have often been amused at C. O.’s orderly room parade to hear him giving the advice in a stage whisper to the malefactors lined up, when the C. O. was approaching, Staund steady. Staund steady. MID London Gazette 4 September 1901 (South Africa), 23 June 1902 (South Africa), 28 January 1916 (Gallipoli), 25 May 1917 (France), and 21 December 1917 (France). MSM Army Order 27 of 1941. LS&GC Army Order 254 of October 1906. BSACM Rhodesia 1896 (2929 Cr. Sgt., 1/R. Dub. Fus.); QSA (5) Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing's Nek (2929 C. Sgt., Rl. Dublin Fus.); KSA (2) (2929 Qr. -Mr. -Serjt., Rl. Dublin Fus.); 1914-15 Star (13507 S. Mjr., R. Dub. Fus.); BWM and VM with MID oak leaf (Q. M. & Lieut.); Army LS&GC Ed VII (2929 Q. M. Serjt., Rl. Dublin Fus.); Army Meritorious Service Medal, GVI, 1st issue (Q. M. Sjt., R. D. Fus.). DNW September 2003 £4,500.
Source: BSACM rolls
Royal Dublin Fusiliers
CampbellJohn9246Source: Attestation paper in WO126Brabant's Horse
CampbellJohn1495TrooperServed 05 Oct 01 to 03 Jan 03. to S.A.C.
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Steinaecker's Horse
CampbellJohn40114PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls141st Company, 31st Btn, IY
CampbellJohn33447Lance CorporalSource: Nominal roll in WO127Scottish Horse
CampbellJohn35436SergeantSource: Nominal roll in WO127Scottish Horse
CampbellJohnLieutenantSource: OZ-Boer databaseWest Australia, 1st Mounted Infantry Contingent
CampbellJohnCaptainCAMPBELL, JOHN EDWARD ROBERT, Major and Honourable Lieutenant Colonel, was born 20 July 1855, the eldest son of George Campbell, of Duntroon, New South Wales, and Marrianne Collinson, only daughter of E C Close, formerly Lieutenant, 48th Regiment of Foot. He was educated privately, and at Jesus College, Cambridge, and entered the Militia, becoming Lieutenant 6 December 1876. He was promoted Captain 19 January 1884, and Major 8 May 1895. He served in the South African War, 1900-1; was appointed Commandant, Prisoners of War, on board the City of Cambridge, at Simon's Town; but on the prisoners being sent to St Helena, he rejoined his battalion, and proceeded with it to the scene of operations in the Orange Free State. He was appointed Commandant at Sanna's Post, and continued to hold that appointment until ordered to bring his battalion back to England. He was mentioned in Despatches; awarded the Queen's Medal with three clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "John Edward Robert Campbell, Major and Honourable Lieutenant Colonel, 6th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 29 October 1901. He was promoted Lieutenant Colonel 11 December 1902; retired with honorary rank of Colonel in 1903. Colonel Campbell was a Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace for Herefordshire. He was appointed Military Representative, and subsequently National Service Representative, for the Leominster Rural District of Herefordshire, during the Great War, 1914-18, and received the thanks of the respective authorities for his services. He married, in 1881, Helen, youngest daughter of Richard Spooner, HEICS; they had two sons: Donald Neil (Lieutenant, RASC, MT), and George Cecil (Captain, Royal Engineers), and one daughter, Winifred Helen.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
(Queen's Own) Cameron Highlanders
CampbellJohn21942TrooperSource: QSA Medal Rolls3rd Co, 1st Btn, IY
CampbellJohnReceived the Mediterranean Medal
3rd Battalion
Source: Medal roll WO100 368
(Duke of Albany's Ross-shire Buffs) Seaforth Highl
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