Lieut-Commander George Richard Colin Campbell

Lieut-Commander George Richard Colin Campbell

Death 10 Oct 1918 (aged 32)
At Sea
Burial Cabra, County Dublin, Ireland
Plot CE. Officers. 29.
Memorial ID 57621257 · View Source
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Lieut.-Commander George Richard Colin Campbell.
The Royal Navy.
Compass Department (Slough).
HMS "President"

Born at Ballyeglish, Moneymore, Co. Derry. Son of the Rev. Edward Fitzhardinge Campbell and Lydia Campbell, formerly Morris, of Sheskburn, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim;
husband of the late Eileen Campbell (nee Knox-Browne), of Aughentaine, Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone.

Educated at Royal School, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone.
He joined the Royal Navy in 1902.
Co-Inventor, with Dr. T. G. Bennett, of the Campbell-Bennett aperiodic compass. This was the first accurate compass designed specifically for use in the air, which significantly improved the navigational ability of the pilots.

Marriage Certificate
George Richard Colin Campbell, a bachelor, a Lieutenant in The Royal Navy, of Killymam, son of Edward F. Campbell, a Clerk in Holy Orders, and Eileen Hester Louisa Knox Browne, a spinster, of Aughentaine, daughter of John Harvey Knox Browne, a Colonel, were married on 22 March 1911, at Clogher Parish Church, Co. Tyrone, by his father Rev. Edward F. Campbell.
The witnesses were,
Edwin M. Palmer,
Augusta C. Knox Browne,

He was a military passenger on board R.M.S. Leinster which was sunk by torpedoes in the Irish Sea, 16 miles east of Dublin, shortly before 10am on the morning of 10th October 1918, on its outbound journey of 100km [68 miles] from Kingstown [now Dun Laoghaire], Dublin, to Holyhead, Anglesey, North Wales.

His wife and daughter were also with him.

His name is included in
R.M.S. Leinster Casualties A - H

Family Members


Loving Memory
aged 32 years
fifth son of REV. EDWARD F. CAMPBELL M.A., R.D.
Rector of Killyman, Co. of Tyrone
also of his wife
youngest daughter of Lt. Col JOHN H. KNOX-BROWNE D.L.
of Aughentaine Castle Co of Tyrone
also of their only child
age 4 1/2 years
all lost in R.M.S. Leinster, 10th October 1918

found in his pocket
Cast all your cares on God
that anchor holds

erected by their
sorrowing families


In their memory
Plant Memorial Trees


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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut-Commander George Richard Colin Campbell (9 Oct 1886–10 Oct 1918), Find a Grave Memorial no. 57621257, citing Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Cabra, County Dublin, Ireland ; Maintained by John (contributor 47032041) .