Scarce – Military General Service 1793-1814, 10 clasps, Fuentes D’Onor, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Toulouse
To: Chas. Campbell, Major of Brigade, 3rd Divn.
Charles Campbell was originally appointed Ensign in the 80th Foot on 27 September 1803.
He transferred as Lieutenant, by purchase, to the 94th Foot (Scotch Brigade) in March 1804, becoming Captain in July 1808; brevet Major, April 1814, and Major 94th Foot, February 1815.
He accompanied the 94th Foot to the Peninsula in 1810, and was with it at Cadiz, and afterwards in the pursuit of Massena’s army from Portugal; actions at Redhina, Casal Nova, Foz d’Arronce and Sabugal; battle of Fuentes d’Onor, second siege of Badajoz, action at El Boden, siege of Ciudad Rodrigo, and at the subsequent storming of Badajoz, where he commanded the Grenadier company, and the following day was appointed by Lieutenant-General Picton to act as Brigade Major in the 3rd Division, which situation he held until the end of the war.
He was present as Brigade Major at the battles of Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Orthes, and Toulouse, besides participating in the action at Nive and affair at Vic Bigorre.
In the same appointment he accompanied, in 1814, Major-General Kempt’s brigade from France to North America, where he remained until ordered home on his appointment to a Majority in the 94th Foot.
Placed on half-pay in December 1818, Campbell was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel in the army in July 1830, and died on 17 April 1852.
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There is another man of this name who served in the regiment, also earning a 3 clasp Army of India, however it is clear these are two different people, and this is his only entitlement.
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