|Campbell||Archibald John||Lieutenant||CAMPBELL, ARCHIBALD JOHN, Lieutenant, was born 15 November 1872, son of Colonel J H Campbell. He was educated at Wellington, and joined the 19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars, 23 December 1893. He served in South Africa, 1899-1900, and was present at the operations in Natal, 1899, including the actions at Reitfontein and Lombard's Kop; the defence of Ladysmith, including the sortie of 7 December 1899, and the action of 6 January 1900 (Queen's Medal and clasp). He was in command of a Column in West Africa, 1901—2, in the Aro Expedition, and was severely wounded; received the Medal and clasp; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 12 September 1902], and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 12 September 1902]: "Archibald John Campbell, Lieutenant, 19th Hussars. For services during the Aro Expedition in Southern Nigeria". He was invested by the King; Warrant and Statutes were sent 8 January 1903. He was in command of the Ibeku Expedition in 1902 (clasp). He became Captain 1 April 1903, and joined the Reserve; of Officers 10 November 1909. He served in the European War as Staff Captain, 19th Hussars, 1914-15. Captain Campbell married, in 1896, Ethel, third daughter of J Gretton.|
DSO, QSA (1) DofL (Lt DSO 19H), AGS 1902 (2) S Nigeria 1902 Aro 1901-2 (Lt 19H), 1914 Star & bar, BWM, VM & MID (Capt). Dixon Oct 98 £5,000.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
|19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars|