SOUTH AFRICA 1877-9, CLASP, 1879 ‘2ND LIEUT. R. CAMPBELL. 1-24TH FOOT.’, INDIA GENERAL SERVICE 1854, 2 CLASPS, BURMA 1887-89, BURMA 1885-7 ‘CAPT. R. CAMPBELL 2D BN S. WALES BORD.’, CORONATION 1902, SILVER
Reginald Campbell was born in Kingston-on-Thames, on 30 September 1858 and was educated at Malborough College. Serving as Second Lieutenant with the 2nd Battalion, 1st Stafford Militia, from February 1877, he was Commissioned Second Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion 24th Foot in March 1879. As one of the replacement Officers for those that were lost at Isandhlwana, he served with the 1st Battalion in South Africa from April 1879. Campbell took part in Lord Chelmsford’s second invasion of Zululand, his battalion forming a part of the 2nd Division under Major-General Newdigate and Campbell subsequently took part in the march to Ulundi. ‘The Noble 24th’ by Norman Holme, notes that Lieutenant Campbell served in South Africa until 2 October 1879, but this was the date the battalion landed back in England.
Campbell was promoted Lieutenant in July 1880 and by 1886 had transferred to the 2nd Battalion (the Regiment by now renamed; The South Wales Borderers). He served with the Battalion during the Burma camp[aigns of 1885-9, having been promoted Captain in June 1886. During his time in Burma, Captain Campbell served as Adjutant; July 1886 - July 1889 and was appointed Station Staff Officer, Sailcote, in March 1890. Appointed Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, Punjab, in April 1895, he served as Adjutant, 2nd (Volunteer) Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, November 1896 - March 1902. Campbell advanced to Major in January 1898, and retired in June 1904. At the outbreak of the Great War, he was recalled to service as Lieutenant Colonel in but saw no overseas service during the Great War and received no medals. As such the medals for sale are his full medal entitlement.
Condition, light contacts marks VF. A very good and desirable 24th Foot/SWB’s Officers group.