James Kellie-MacCallum

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James Dalgleish Kellie-MacCallum CBE KPM (1845–7 September 1932) was a British police officer who served as Chief Constable of Northamptonshire County Constabulary for fifty years, from 1881 to 1931.[1][2]

Kellie-MacCallum was born at Braco Castle, Perthshire and educated at Loretto School and Trinity College, Glenalmond. He was commissioned into the 79th Foot (later the Cameron Highlanders) in 1865.[3] He served in the Ashanti War of 1873–1874, attached to the Black Watch, and was recommended for the Victoria Cross during the advance on Kumasi. He did not receive it, but was mentioned in despatches.[2] He retired from the Army in 1876 with the rank of lieutenant.

He was awarded the King's Police Medal (KPM) in December 1912, appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1920 civilian war honours, and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1924 Birthday Honours.


  1. ^ ‘MacCALLUM, James Dalgleish Kellie’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 accessed 22 May 2016
  2. ^ a b Obituary, The Times, 15 September 1932
  3. ^ "No. 22973". The London Gazette. 26 May 1865. p. 2757. 


Police appointments
Preceded by
Chief Constable of Northamptonshire
Succeeded by
Angus Arthur Ferguson