Colin is remembered on the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich.


Born: 27th March 1880, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Baptised: 13th April 1880, Portsmouth. Parents: Charlotte & Donald Campbell, Captain of 108th Regiment.

Died: 29th September 1917; age 37; KiA at Ypres.

Residence: Gothic House, Clare, Suffolk.

Recalled: October 1914. Colin was Captain of ‘B’ Battery 50 Brigade, and later Major of ‘C’ Battery, 296th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, and also for 6 months as temporary Lieutenant Colonel of the 45th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.

Twice wounded, and thrice recommended for the D.S.O., and twice accorded ‘Mentioned in Despatches.’


Rank: Major.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, ‘C’ Battery, 296th Brigade.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Ypres Reservoir Cemetery,





Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Lt. Col. D.A. Campbell, of Achanduin and Barbreck (late Royal Dublin Fusiliers and Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers), of Wickham Hall, Eye, Suffolk.




Colin was the sixth successive generation of his family to serve in the Navy or Army.




1881   Holme Slack House, Preston, Lancashire.


Colin was a year old and living with his parents.

Donald Archibald Campbell, 30, a Captain – 108th Foot, born Bombay, East Indies.

Charlotte Campbell (nee Roberts), 27, born Norwich, Norfolk.


1891   Stonham Aspall, Suffolk.


Colin was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Donald, 40, a Lieutenant-Colonel – Infantry.

Charlotte, 35.

Augusta Charlotte Lorna Campbell, 9, born Ireland.

Duncan Donald Heron Campbell, 7, born Camberley, Surrey.

Victoria Veronica Charlotte Campbell, 4, born Padiham, Lancashire.

1 Teacher Governess to the children.

1 cook.

1 housemaid.


1911   8, Nightingale Place, Woolwich, London.


Colin was 31 years old, a Captain for the Royal Artillery. He was 1 of 3 Boarders at the home of 56 year old, John Peck, a retired invalid Army Pensioner & 51 year old, Martha Jane Peck a Boarding Housekeeper.


Colin passed from Woolwich to the Royal Artillery in December 1899. He served in the Boer War, 1900 – 1902 – awarded 2 medals & 5 clasps. In 1908, Colin became the Adjutant at the Ordnance College, Woolwich for four years. In 1912 – 1914 he was the Assistant District Commissioner in Uganda.


Colin’s father, Donald, of Wickham Hall, Eye, Suffolk, applied for his late son’s medals on the 8th May 1921.


Probate to Donald Archibald Campbell, a Lieutenant-colonel – H.M. Army.

Colin and his brother have a private memorial within Holy Trinity church Ipswich Suffolk.

Colin is also remembered on the war memorial at the Market Square, Clare, and inside St. Peter & St. Paul’s Church, Clare, Suffolk.

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