Duncan Carter-Campbell of Possil
Duncan Carter-Campbell of Possil
|Born||5 December 1911|
The Island of Malta
|Died||January 1990 (aged 78)|
|Years of service||1932 - 1962|
|Battles/wars||Second World War|
|Awards||Officer of the Order of the British Empire|
Lieutenant Colonel Duncan Maclachlan Carter-Campbell of Possil (8th of Possil) OBE (5 December 1911 – January 1990), son of Major-General George Tupper Campbell Carter-Campbell C.B., D.S.O, was a British Army Colonel during the 1950s.
Duncan Carter-Campbell was born on 5 December 1911 in Malta to General George Carter-Campbell and Frances Elizabeth Ward. He was educated at Malvern College, Worcestershire. He then entered RMC Sandhurst in 1930, and subsequently was commissioned into the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) in 1932.
He served with the Regiment in India before the war in 1937-38 and was promoted to the rank of Captain in January 1940 and Major in November 1941.
In July 1943 he was appointed second in command of the 12th Battalion and on their disbandment was posted to the 1st Battalion in Italy and fought at the battles of Anzio and Monte Cassino. On 14 August 1944 he was promoted to Command the 1st Battalion where he fought in Nuremberg, Germany in 1945.
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. He was the Director Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo before retiring in 1962.
He was married to Margaret Elliot Davidson and had five children. He died in Dumfriesshire, Scotland in January 1990.
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