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Duncan Carter-Campbell of Possil
File:Col. Duncan Carter-Campbell OBE.JPG
Born 1911
Died 1990 (aged 78–79)
Place of birth The Island of Malta
Place of death Dumfriesshire
Buried at Irongray Church
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1932 - 1962
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Commands held 1st Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Winston Barracks, Lanark
Buxtehude, Germany
Battles/wars Second World War
Awards Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Relations Thomas Carter (Rt. Hon., M.P., Secretary of State and Master of the Rolls),
Admiral John Carter,
Colonel Alexander Campbell of Possil,
Major General Sir Archibald Campbell
General George Carter-Campbell
Willoughby Harcourt Carter
General Sir James Campbell of Inverneill

Lieutenant Colonel Duncan Maclachlan Carter-Campbell of Possil (8th of Possil) OBE[1] (1911–1990), son of Major-General George Tupper Campbell Carter-Campbell C.B., D.S.O,[2] was a British Army Colonel during the 1950s.[3]

Military career

Educated at Malvern College, Worcestershire[4] and then RMA Sandhurst[5] in 1930,[6] Duncan Carter-Campbell was commissioned into the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)[7] in 1932.[8]

He served in India with the Battalion before the war,[9] He served during the Second World War at the battles of Anzio[10] and Monte Cassino,[11] Italy and Nuremberg, Germany[12] in 1945.[13] He went on to command the 1st Battalion between 1952 and 1955.[14] He also served in Bahrain, Trucial Oman and Malaysia.[15] In 1958 he became Secretary to the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Scottish command and Governor of Edinburgh Castle; Lieutenant-General Sir George Collingwood.[16] He was the Director Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo before retiring in 1961.[17]

See also


  1. Taylor, Alister (1995). Honoured by the Queen: recipients of honours. Belgravia. 
  2. Christopher Malcolm Baynes, John (1989). The forgotten victor: General Sir Richard O'Connor, KT, GCB, DSO, MC. Brassey's. 
  3. Ellis, Patricia (1990). Debrett's people of today. Debrett's Peerage Limited.'s+people+of+today. 
  4. Beauclerk Dewar, Peter (2001). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. Burke's Peerage. 
  5. Beauclerk Dewar, Peter (2001). Burke's landed gentry of Great Britain: together with members of the titled and non-titled contemporary establishment. Burke's Peerage. 
  6. "The Sandhurst Collection Registers". RMA Sandhurst. 1930. 
  7. Christopher Malcolm Baynes, John (1987). Morale: a study of men and courage. Avery. 
  8. Ellis, Patricia (1989). Debrett's Distinguished People of Today. Palgrave Macmillan. 
  9. Baynes, John (1971). "The History of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).: The close of Empire, 1948-1968". Volume 4. Cassell. 
  10. Barclay, C. N. (1947). "The History of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).: The close of Empire, 1948-1968". Volume 4. Cassell. 
  11. Harry H. Story, Cyril Nelson Barclay, Samuel Henry Fergus Johnston (1961). Volume 2 of The History of the Cameronians. Gale & Polden. 
  12. S H F. JOHNSTON (1957). History of the Cameronians Vol 1 1689-1910. s..n.. 
  13. Raj (Dato'), J. J. (1995). The war years and after: a personal account of historical relevance. Pelanduk Publications. 
  14. Frost, John (1991). Nearly there: some memoirs. Leo Cooper. 
  15. Raj (Dato'), J. J. (2007). "The struggle for Malaysian independence". MPH Group Pub.. 
  16. "Old-Malvernians Association". 1990. 
  17. The Possil Estate Lanarkshire. General Books. 2010. 

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