Captain Archibald Thomson Campbell

Biography of Captain Archibald Thomson Campbell

Archibald Thomson Campbell was born on the 3rd February 1863 to Elizabeth and Archibald McTavish Campbell in Tighnabraich, Argyll. In 1880 he came to the University of Glasgow to study the Arts, taking Latin and Greek, although later would change his course of study to Medicine from which he graduated MBCM on the 29th July 1886.

Following graduation Archibald worked as a ships surgeon and travelled on several voyages before settling down in Glasgow where he became a well-known and well-liked practitioner. He was a member of various medical societies including the Medical Chirugical Society and the British Medical Association. He also had an interest in the Insurance Act and worked as a Medical Referee for Assurance Companies. Combining an interest in sport and work, he helped set-up the Glasgow Medical Golf Club.

Upon the outbreak of the war Archibald was attached to the Home Hospital Reserve and in August 1914 was appointed to the Glasgow Military Hospital in Maryhill. He worked here until he became ill and died a few months later aged 53 on 22nd February 1916, leaving behind a widow, Jane Greig Campbell, and three children. He is buried in the Glasgow Necropolis.


Captain Archibald Thomson Campbell
Rank: Captain
Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
Degree: MB ChB
Awards: N/A
Comments: Died on service 22 February 1916
Note/Press Clipping: Ch 4/4/2/3/667, 684
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