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MajorGeneral J C Campbell , VC,DSO,MC - Memorial seat Thurso

 
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Keptie



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:52 pm    Post subject: MajorGeneral J C Campbell , VC,DSO,MC - Memorial seat Thurso Reply with quote

I had a letter to the Editor in the John O'Groats Journal & Caithness Courier , on Friday 18th January 2013 regarding any memorial to Major General John Charles (Jock) CAMPBELL , VC, DSO & Bar , MC , born in Thurso 10th January 1894 who had served in WW1 where he had been awarded a MC, then during WW2 been awarded DSO & Bar and then VC prior to being killed early in 1942 in Egypt when his jeep overturned killing him .

I have been informed by residents from that town of a Memorial Seat & Memorial plaque on the wall on Victoria Walk in the town recording this :

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MAJ GEN J C CAMPBELL

MC, DSO , MC

MEMORIAL SEAT


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( Major General John Charles Campbell ,VC,DSO & Bar, MC is sadly not listed on the town's war memorial


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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

His entry on Wikipedia includes:

A memorial to Campbell stands in his old school, Sedbergh, commemorating his brave deeds.

There is a plaque and bench on a seaside walk in his home town in his honour.

His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Royal Artillery Museum, Woolwich, England. The citation for the award was published in the London Gazette on 30 January 1942
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