Barrington Campbell, 3rd Baron Blythswood

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Barrington Campbell, 3rd Baron Blythswood
Born18 February 1845
Died13 March 1918 (1918-03-14) (aged 73)
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branchFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service1867–1908
RankMajor General
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order

Major General Barrington Bulkeley Campbell, 3rd Baron Blythswood, KCB, CVO (18 February 1845 – 13 March 1918[1]) was a British Army officer.

Military career[edit]

Born the son of Archibald Campbell, 17th Laird of Mains,[2] Barrington Campbell became a lieutenant in the Lanarkshire Yeomanry Cavalry on 15 October 1867.[3] He served with the 1st Battalion Scots Guards during the Anglo-Egyptian War in Egypt in 1882, and was present in the engagement at El Magyar and Tel-el-Mahuta, and the Battle of Tell El Kebir (13 September 1882).[4] He was awarded the Royal Humane Society Medal in 1889 for saving a life.[2] He was promoted to Major-General in 1898 and served in South Africa from 1900 till 1902, during the Second Boer War, where he was in command of an Infantry brigade. For his service in the war he was twice mentioned in despatches (including by Lord Kitchener dated 23 June 1902[5]), and appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB).

Following his return to the United Kingdom, he served as Lieutenant-Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Guernsey from 1903 to 1908.[2]

In 1908, his name was legally changed to Barrington Bulkley Douglas Campbell-Douglas. On 24 August 1910, he was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Lanarkshire.[6] On 30 September 1916, he changed his name back to Barrington Bulkeley Douglas Campbell when he succeeded his brother, Reverend Sholto as Baron Blythswood.[2] He inherited Blythswood in the County of Renfrewshire at that time.[2]

He was succeeded by his son, Brig.-Maj. Archibald Campbell who became 4th Baron Blythswood and who had also, in 1916, legally changed his name to Campbell-Douglas.[2]


Douglas-Campbell was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) on 2 May 1902.[7]


  1. ^ Burke's Peerage, 81st edition
  2. ^ a b c d e f Douglas Archives
  3. ^ "No. 23311". The London Gazette. 1867. p. 5500.
  4. ^ Hart´s Army list, 1903
  5. ^ "No. 27459". The London Gazette. 29 July 1902. pp. 4835–4837.
  6. ^ "No. 28411". The London Gazette. 11 August 1910. p. 6251.
  7. ^ "No. 27430". The London Gazette. 2 May 1902. p. 2933.
Government offices
Preceded by
Michael Saward
Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey
Succeeded by
Robert Auld
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Reverend Sholto Campbell
Baron Blythswood
Succeeded by
Archibald Douglas-Campbell