Ronald Bruce Campbell

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Ronald Bruce Campbell
Personal information
Nationality British
Born (1878-09-14)14 September 1878
Madras, India
Died 7 March 1963(1963-03-07) (aged 84)
Perth, Scotland
Height 5'10 (178 cm)
Country Great Britain
Sport Fencing

Colonel Ronald Bruce Campbell CBE DSO (1878 – 1963) was a British Army officer and Olympic fencer.[1]

Born in Madras, India, on 14 September 1878, Ronald Bruce Campbell was educated at Bedford School and at the University of Edinburgh. He served in the British Army during the Second Boer War, between 1900 and 1901, and during the First World War, between 1914 and 1918, and was promoted to the rank of Colonel in the Gordon Highlanders in 1922.[2] He competed in fencing for Great Britain in the 1920 Summer Olympics, and was Great Britain sabre champion.[3]

Colonel Ronald Bruce Campbell was invested as a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order in 1917,[4] and as a Companion of the Order of the British Empire in 1923.[5] He died in Perth, Scotland, on 7 March 1963.[6]


A Ten Round Contest, 1926, The Foster Brothers, 1935, The Spirit of the Fist, 1951