Roll of Honour

2nd Lieutenant

Colin William Burnley-Campbell


Colin William Burnley-Campbell was born on the 9th March 1888 at Craigmore, Rothesay, Bute, Argllshire, the son of Hardin Burnley-Campbell, a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, and Margaret Jane Campbell Hunter. Colin was educated at Marlborough College and Ardvreck School, Crieff, before he came to the University of Glasgow in 1906 at the age of 18 to study Engineering, taking classes in Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, Mathematics, Engineering and Drawing. He graduated BSc (Engineering) in 1912.

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He was elected an Associate of the Institute of Civil Engineers in 1913 and worked on major civil engineering projects around the world, including a dam in Mexico, asphalt works in Venezuela, waterworks in Syria, and the harbour at Singapore.

When war broke out in 1914, he returned to the UK and accepted a commission in the 1st Bn. (Princess Louise’s) of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

2nd Lieutenant Colin William Burnley-Campbell was killed in action in France on the 27th June 1915, aged 27, by a bullet through the heart, while scouting alone in front of the trenches in Northern France. He is buried at La Chapelle-d'Armentieres Old Military Cemetery, west of Armentieres in Northern France.