William Pitcairn Campbell
|Sir William Campbell|
General Sir William Pitcairn Campbell
|Born||20 June 1856|
|Died||22 September 1933 (aged 77)|
Second Boer War|
World War I
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
William Campbell was commissioned into the King's Royal Rifle Corps in 1875. He served in Sudan between 1884 and 1885. His battalion served in South Africa between 1899 and 1901, during the Second Boer War, and he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in command of the battalion on 25 January 1900.
He was then appointed Commander 3rd Brigade in 1904 and General Officer Commanding 5th Division in 1909. He moved on to be General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Southern Command from 1914 and General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Command from 1916; he retired in 1918.
He married Edith Prothero and together they went on to have one daughter.
| General Officer Commanding the 5th Division
Sir Charles Fergusson
Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien
| GOC-in-C Southern Command
Sir Henry Sclater
Sir Henry Mackinnon
| GOC-in-C Western Command
Sir Thomas Snow