David Callender Campbell was born on January 29, 1891, the son of William Howard Campbell, and educated at Foyle College, Londonderry, and Edinburgh University. During the First World War he was a civilian internee in Hungary, where he had gone as a tutor. He entered the Colonial Service in 1919 and served in the Provincial Administration of Tanganyika for 17 years, becoming Assistant Chief Secretary in 1933. Three years later he was appointed Deputy Chief Secretary, Uganda. He left East Africa in 1942, having given loyal and devoted service there for nine years, and took up the appointment of Colonial Secretary, Gibraltar. Campbell had barely time to become accustomed to his new post. In August of that year he was transferred to Malta as Acting Lieutenant-Governor, and for three periods (March-July, 1946, June-September, 1949, and June-September, 1951) was the officer administering the Government of Malta.
In June, 1952, he returned to Northern Ireland to devote himself to imperial politics and at the by-election in Belfast South in November of that year he was returned to the House of Commons at Westminster. He was made a C.M.G. in 1944, knighted in 1945, received a K.B.E. in 1950, and made P.C. in the New Year Honours this year.
Sir David Campbell, P.C., K.B.E., C.M.G., Ulster Unionist Member of Parliament for Belfast South since 1952, died in Battle Hospital, Reading. He was 72. He had had a distinguished career in the Colonial Service and was Lieutenant-Governor of Malta from 1943 to 1952. In 1955 he was elected Chairman of the Ulster Unionist group in the House of Commons.
He married Ragnhild Gregersen, of Budapest, November 29, 1919. They had no children.
It would be wonderful to find some sort of family members for this gentleman. The fact that they did not have children makes it even harder. So glad that there will be a seminar regarding copyright law in a couple of weekends that I will be attending. Need to find out what I can or cannot do with this wonderful treasure that was given to me.
I have managed to find some family members for this gentleman and hope to learn more about him through them.