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Name: CAMPBELL, John 'Jock' CBE

Death Date: 5 Feb 1952 Johannesburg

First Date: 1909

Profession: Banker

Area: Anderson Rd, Nbi, Box 281

Married: Jessie Isabel b. 1894

Book Reference: EA & Rhodesia, Red Book 1912, LG

General Information:

East Africa & Rhodesia - 6/3/52 - Mr "Jock" Campbell, superintendent in East Africa of the National Bank of India Ltd., until recently, when he left Kenya on leave pending retirement after a banking career of 50 years, has died in Pretoria ….. After a couple of years in India, he first reached Kenya in 1909. In the 1914-18 war he served with the 1/4/Border Regiment and did not return to East Africa again until 1923, when he was posted to Uganda, becoming the first president of the Eastern Province Chamber of Commerce. Three years later he went to Mombasa, and he became superintendent in Nairobi in 1934. Always a keen sportsman, Campbell was associated with the early efforts to get racing established, and he held many trophies for tennis and golf. Among the many bodies on which he had served were the commission of inquiry into agricultural indebtedness, the Plewman taxation inquiry, and the East African Industrial Management Board. He was a trustee of the King George V Memorial Fund and of the Lady Northey Home. His CBE was awarded in the New Year Honours last year. A most friendly, hospitable, clubbable man, he had many friends in all the territories.
Red Book 1912 - J. Campbell - Nairobi London
Gazette - 23 Feb 1917 - granted temporary rank for service with the Forces in East Africa - as Lieutenant, John Campbell
Gazette 16 Nov 1936 Voters List 1936 - Nairobi South - John Campbell, Bank Superintendent, Anderson Road, Nbi. and Mrs Jessie Isabel Campbell, Anderson Road, Nbi
Gazette 23 Dec 1952 probate

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