Colin Campbell (British Army officer, born 1754)

Lieutenant General Colin Campbell (1754–1814) was Lieutenant Governor of Gibraltar.

Colin Campbell
Died1814 (aged 59 or 60)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branchBritish Army
Years of service1771 - 1814
RankLieutenant General
Battles/warsIrish Rebellion
Peninsular War

Military career

Campbell was commissioned into the 71st Regiment of Foot in 1771 and then transferred to the 6th Regiment of Foot in 1783.[1] In 1796 he went to Ireland and two years later fought at the Battle of Vinegar Hill.[1]

In 1810 he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Gibraltar.[1] During the Peninsular War he insisted on keeping Gibraltar well garrisoned and also regarded Tarifa as within his command and denied it to the French invading force there.[1]

His son Guy Campbell was created a Baronet in his honour in 1815.


Government offices
Preceded by
Sir John Cradock
Governor of Gibraltar

Succeeded by
Sir George Don
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