PPA Campbell, John Davis

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Campbell
  • FORENAME
John Davis
  • UNIT
PPA S Patrol (CO)
  • RANK
Captain
  • NUMBER
203424
  • AWARD
Military Cross and bar
  • PLACE
Italy 1944 and 1945
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
born 11.11.1921 Monasterevan,Co.Kildare
resided Hookvinny,Hambledon,Hampshire
son of William Hastings and the hon. Eugenie Anne (nee Westenra) Campbell
educated Cheltenham College
graduated St Andrew's University (B.Sc.)
chemistry student prewar
enlisted 15.8.1940 (ranks,Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)
2Lt,Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 30.8.1941
WS Lt 1.10.1942
A/Captain 20.1.1942
joined PPA 19.4.1944 (as Lt)
T/Captain 10.2.1945
relinquished commission April 1946
HM Colonial Service 1949-61
award M.B.E. 1.1.1957 (as District Officer,Mathira Division,Kenya)
HM Foreign Office 21.8.1961
First Secretary 1961
Counsellor 1972
Counsellor (Information),Ottawa 1972-77
company director
Consul General,Naples 1977-81
award C.V.O. 28.11.1980
award C.B.E. 13.6.1981 (for Naples)
married Shirley Bouch 1959 (3 children)
1995 resided Ridgeway,Ludlow Road,Leominster,Herefordshire HR6 0DH
"I knew he could be foolish and he had an irritating weakness - he kept losing his guns,his mortar and even his money;but I was impressed to see that he was backed by sensible and experienced men." (Popski)
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