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General George Carter-Campbell
1869 – 1921
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General Carter-Campbell
Place of birth Edinburgh
Place of death London
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service 1889-1921
Rank Major-General (1915)
Battles/wars Second Boer War,
First World War
Awards CB
Order of St. Stanislaus
Legion d’Honneur
Croix du Commandeur
Relations Thomas Carter (Rt. Hon., M.P., Secretary of State and Master of the Rolls),
Admiral John Carter,
Colonel Alexander Campbell of Possil,
Major General Sir Archibald Campbell

Major-General George Tupper Campbell Carter-Campbell C.B., D.S.O (see Carter-Campbell of Possil) was commissioned in October 1889 as second-lieutenant in the Cameronians 2nd Scottish Rifles and served in the Second Boer War as adjutant of that battalion, being promoted Brevet Major and twice mentioned in despatches.

General Carter-Campbell (middle) in a trench with two fellow officers c.1918.

On the outbreak of the First World War he proceeded to France with the 8th Division as second in command of the 2nd Scottish Rifles and was wounded at Neuve Chapelle on 10 March 1915, being awarded the D.S.O. and Order of St. Stanislaus. He subsequently commanded the Battalion until 23 September 1915 when he was appointed Brigadier-General to command the 94th Infantry Brigade. While holding the latter command he was promoted Brevet-Lieutenant-Colonel and finally Brevet-Colonel.

He assumed command of the 51st Division on 17 March 1918 and was its G.O.C. until he was transferred to the Rhine to take command of a brigade there, shortly before the division preceded home for demobilization. While in command of the Division he was awarded the C.B. and Legion d’Honneur (Croix du Commandeur).

Major General Carter-Campbell was wounded during World War One but after the war had ended and he had recovered sufficiently he was made General officer commanding Northern Ireland 1920.

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