ROBERT DENNISTOWN CAMPBELL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
SURNAME:Campbell
FORENAMES:Robert Dennistown also recorded as Dennistoun
TITLE:Gentleman
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BAPTISED:12 06 1815
AT:Cathcart, Renfrew, Scotland
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RELIGION/DENOMINATION:.
FATHER:Alexander Campbell
MOTHER:Barbara, daughter of Archibald Campbell of Jura
SIBLINGS: Mungo Campbell, b 19 01 1805 Glasgow Lanark
Archibald Campbell, cx 30 07 1806 Cathcart Renfrew
Mary Campbell, cx 21 01 1808 Cathcart Renfrew
Barbara Campbell, b 26 08 1809 Glasgow Lanark, cx 07 10 1809 Cathcart Renfrew
Ann Penelope Denniston Campbell, cx 19 06 1811 Cathcart Renfrew
John James Campbell, cx 04 10 1813 Cathcart Renfrew
Alexander Campbell, cx 12 06 1815 Cathcart Renfrew
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NOTES:Alexander Campbell and Barbara Campbell married 06 10 1800 Glasgow Lanark
COMMISSIONED:Cornet 15th Light Dragoons 22 10 1833 by purchase vice Charles Sparling promoted
APPOINTED:Lieutenant 15th Hussars 27 03 1835
Lieutenant 4LD 29 04 1836 vice Justinian Vernon who exchanges
Captain 4LD 24 06 1842 by purchase vice Harcourt Master promoted
Captain 71st Foot 02 06 1843 vice Alexander Penrose Gordon Cumming who exchanges
Brevet Major 71st Foot 20 06 1854
Major 71st Foot without purchase 29 12 1854
Lieutenant Colonel 71st Foot 02 10 1857 by purchase vice Brevet Colonel Denny who retires
EXCHANGED:From 15th Hussars to Lieutenant 4LD 29 04 1836 vice Lieutenant Justinian Vernon
From Captain 4LD to Captain 71st Highland Regiment of Foot 02 06 1843 vice Captain Alexander Penrose Gordon Cumming
BREVET:Brevet Major 71st Foot 20 06 1854
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EMBARKATIONS:10 02 1837 England
06 11 1841 Repulse Bombay India
DISEMBARKATIONS:28 03 1842 Repulse Gravesend England
CAMPAIGNS:1st Afghan War
Crimean War
Indian Mutiny
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DIED:04 12 1859 St James, London
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1ST WIFE:Sarah, eldest daughter of James McCall, Esq. of Baldowie Lanarkshire
MARRIED:07 07 1857 at Glasgow
NOTES:After Robert's death Sarah married Colonel Alexander Maxwell, C.B. [later Lt. General, commanded 46th Regiment in the Crimea], the second son of William Maxwell, Esq., of Dargavel
1ST CHILD:Daughter
BORN:.
NOTES:Died in infancy
TNA SOURCES:WO/12/646
WO/12/649
WO/12/651-652
BL SOURCES:.
LONDON GAZETTES: No. 19095, 22 10 1833
No. 20113, 24 06 1842
No. 20230, 02 06 1843
No. 21564, 22 06 1854
No. 21645, 29 12 1854
No. 22047, 02 10 1857
HART'S ARMY LISTS: The New Army List 1855
PRESS/ALMANACKS: United Service Magazine 1833
The Morning Post Th 30 04 1836
The Morning Post Sat 25 06 1842
The Morning Post Sat 03 06 1843
Gentleman's Magazine Jul to Dec 1857
OTHER SOURCES:FreeBMD
IGI
Highland Light Infantry Chronicle 1911-1913 [See extract below]
LINKS: http://gdl.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/smihou/smihou083.htm - Old Country Houses of Old Glasgow Gentry


Extract from Highland Light Infantry Chronicle:

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Colonel Robert Dennistoun Campbell, C.B.
We are glad to be able to reproduce a portrait in this number of Colonel R. D. Campbell, who served with the 71st in the Crimea, and afterwards commanded the Regiment in the Indian Mutiny Campaign.
He joined the Army in 1833 as a Cornet in the 4th Light Dragoons, with which Regiment he served during the whole of the campaign in Afghanistan in 1838-9, including the forcing of the Bolan Pass, siege and capture of Ghuznee, the march to Cabul, and subsequent reduction of the hill forts under Sir Thomas Wiltshire. He received the medal for this campaign.
Promoted Captain in 1842, he transferred to the 71st Highland Light Infantry on the 2nd of June, 1843, and did the rest of his soldiering in that Regiment. He was promoted Brevet-Major on 24th of June, 1854, and Major on the 29th of December the same year.
He embarked as Major of the 71st in January, 1855, and served under Sir Colin Campbell on the heights of Balaclava during the winter, and afterwards commanded the drafts of the Regiment attached to the 72nd Highlanders at the front and during the attack of the Redan on the 8th of September, 1855.
After the fall of Sebastopol he proceeded to Kertch, and was present at the occupation, and during the following winter was entrusted by Colonel Vivian with the right defence of the newly fortified town of Kertch, a point whichw as to be held to the last extremity. He likewise officiated as Military Commissioner of the Kertch district during a period of nine months, and in conjunction with the French authorities tried the civil offences of a mixed and lawless population of upwards of 12,000 inhabitants; and on the retirement of Brig.-General Holmes he was appointed sole agent for the delivery of Kertch to the Russian authorities.
For his services in the Crimea he received the Crimean Medal and Clasp, and the 5th Class of the Order of the Medjidie.
Returning with the Regiment to Malta he succeeded Colonel Denny in the command on the 2nd of October, 1857.
On the outbreak of the Mutiny he proceeded to India, and landed at Bombay in command of the Regiment on the 6th of February, 1858, and joined the Field Force under Sir Hugh Rose on the 3rd of May. He was present at the action of Koonch [7th of May] and Deapora [16th and 17th May], at the Battle of Gowlowlie on the 22nd May, and at the occupation of Calpee on the 23rd May. He marched upon Gwalior on the 3rd of June, and commanded the 71st in the action of Morar and during the operations against and capture of Gwalior [18th and 19th June], marched to Lushkar and Phool Bagh during August, and was present during the disarmament of Scindiah's country. For his services he received the Indian Mutiny Medal and was granted a C.B.
Colonel Campbell had also command of the 2nd Brigade of Sir Hugh Rose's Force on three occasions against the enemy.
Colonel Campbell's health broke down from the hardships of active service, and prior to the action at Morar he was being carried in a dhoolie, from which he rose to take command of the Regiment. In consequence he was obliged to proceed home, and his death took place in London on the 4th of December, 1859.
We are indebted for permission to reproduce Colonel Campbell's portrait to his niece, Miss Campbell, Singleton, Torquay.




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